The European Union is planning to ban palm oil for biodiesel, citing environmental concerns. But the ban does not consider the impact it would have on the livelihoods of millions of smallholder farmers in Indonesia and Malaysia, the influential businessman has said.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds nearly one million seed samples from the world's gene banks as an agricultural back-up in the event of disasters like nuclear war or climate change. How does it curb the challenges facing agriculture?
and Dave Little, Simon Bush –
The global seafood trade is perceived as one where people in developing nations cultivate and export food to the affluent, with little benefit reaching those who need food the most. Is that really the case?
Cameron Fioret –
The commodification of common goods such as food and water has put them out of reach for some, while degrading the environment. Can community-led, participatory development change the relationship between us and nature?
and Bob Doherty, Tony Heron –
Food supply chains today are so complex and opaque that making sustainable food choices today is like crossing a minefield. University of York researchers call for systemic change in order to offer consumers truly sustainable food choices.
Aquaculture is the only way to meet soaring seafood demand, but it is not without sustainability challenges. Breakthrough Institute's conservation programme director Linus Blomqvist explores how to make the practice more sustainable.
With the rise of unhealthy diet options and resulting problems such as obesity and hypertension, the world needs a dietary revolution. Brazilian policymaker Eduardo Nilson outlines three ways to put nutrition back on the menu.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
Vaidehi Shah –
There Will Be Water documents an engineer's efforts to use seawater and sunlight to grow crops in deserts. The story of cool innovations and hard struggles against systemic barriers is inspiring viewing for all sustainability advocates.
Indonesia has already made notable strides to develop climate mitigation strategies that ensure the protection of its forests, notably through its high-level support for efforts to reduce emissions from deforestation ...
This briefing note outlines the challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to achieve water, energy and food security targets in ways that align with its long term development strategy. A water-energy-food ...