Versatile, cheap, and useful, palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. But it has also caused deforestation and community conflict in the tropical countries where it is cultivated. A better way is possible – Eco-Business explores the rise of sustainable palm oil.
Pay Drechsel –
Urban agriculture already plays an important role in global food production, but can it keep cities fed? It might not be enough, says International Water Management Institute's Pay Drechsel.
Robin Hicks –
Asia Pulp & Paper suddenly cancelled a media trip to its new mega mill in South Sumatra. Why? The company, it seems, is not ready to tell the sustainability story about a mill that will chew through 70,000 hectares of timber in a year.
It may be difficult to feel optimistic about the year ahead given how disturbing 2016 was, but Rikke Netterstrom, executive director for CSR Asia in Malaysia, outlines a few reasons why 2017 will be better.
To achieve a truly sustainable palm oil supply chain, a long-term, dogged effort and engagement with suppliers works more than just taking punitive action, says Global Agri-Resources head of sustainability communications Lim Shu Ling.
The Sustainable Development Goals have defined new expectations for businesses to be socially and environmentally responsible. Earth Security Group founder Alejandro Litovsky shares how firms can develop credible strategies to achieve this.
This paper aims to provide policy makers with an overview of how different organizations and sectors perceive the challenges and opportunities of sustainable agriculture in ASEAN and its contribution to ...