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Small farmers in Indonesia could be excluded from the European palm oil supply chain under a new EU deforestation regulation because they’re far from being able to comply, a new survey shows.
Zero-deforestation commitments (ZDCs) made by the palm oil industry and adopted by producers of other crops as well focus on preserving rainforests, while leaving other biomes unprotected.
Authors warn against monoculture farms, suggest eco-friendly measures to increase biodiversity.
Excessive use of chemical fertilisers is causing soil health degradation in Bangladesh, putting the country’s food security at risk.
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The region has a specialty coffee industry that is booming. But profits from the highly-priced coffee drinks do not translate to increased incomes for growers. Government subsidies and better consumer awareness can help.
Supporting start-ups can accelerate innovation and bring solutions to market faster, before our planet reaches its best before date.
COP27 put food on the menu, but family farmers need more support as they suffer most from climate change's impacts.

Food & Agriculture

Fixing the food trade

Amid global food shortages, rising malnutrition and export restrictions, an update of the rules for agricultural trade is needed more urgently than ever, writes World Trade Organization director-general Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
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