Indonesia’s environment ministry has issued a new regulation aimed at boosting domestic crop supplies, but critics say it prioritises the interests of agribusiness at the expense of small farmers and the environment.
Amid the pandemic and tensions between world superpowers, food is an issue that can be easily politicised, said an expert at the Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit. But countries must realise that the industry is a major source of jobs and innovation.
Commitments to ending forest destruction across palm oil supply chains remain unfulfilled 10 years after they were made, with companies failing to report on how they are monitoring their own and their suppliers’ operations.
Matthias Diemer –
Although 2020 will not mark the end of deforestation for palm oil, not all hope is lost. Most supply chain actors are undertaking genuine efforts, but until those bear fruit, green groups need to maintain their watchdog function.
Sara Farley and Deepali Khanna –
Covid-19 has reminded humanity of the critical importance of a strong and functioning food system. With a quarter of a billion people facing acute hunger by the end of the year, bold collective action cannot wait.
Robin Hicks –
The origin of Covid-19 is believed to be a market selling live wild animals. Eco-Business asked Anbarasi Boopal of Singapore-based animal welfare charity Acres about the link between the exploitation of animals and pandemics, and what can be done to curb the illegal wildlife trade.
Robin Hicks –
In the first in a new video series where sustainability leaders interview each other about the toughest things about their jobs, Simon Lord of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation went head to head with Pamela Mar of Hong Kong-based textile and apparel giant Fung Group.
Together with Danfoss and the Danish Embassy, Eco-Business conducted a forum where some 180 participants discussed ways of making cities climate-smart. The forum included a panel discussion on Singapore’s approach …
CDP, the non-profit global environmental disclosure system, has released its first report examining the state of play in the Indonesian palm oil sector. The report analyses the disclosures of 64 companies …
After more than two decades of rapid urbanization, Chinese cities now face severe sustainability challenges in terms of balancing economic viability, social justice, and environmental protection goals. While various types …