Catherine Webb2020-10-06T13:50:49-07:00Our food and agricultural system has two sides. On one side, there is farm consolidation, food waste, and land degradation. In 2012, 36 percent of all cropland was on farms with at least 2,000 acres of cropland, up from 15 percent in 1987.
Catherine Webb2020-09-30T07:50:38-07:00Land, including its expansive water bodies, provides the basis for human life and livelihoods through primary productivity, food supply, clean water, and many other ecosystem services.
Going Beyond Sustainability: What is Regenerative Organic Agriculture?
Catherine Webb2020-07-29T02:02:58-07:00Our current agricultural system is stuck in a vicious cycle in which practices of land degradation and clearing simultaneously drive climate change and ensure a less resilient food system in the face of climate change.
How sustainable technology starts with impact investing
Paula Golka2020-06-16T23:36:21-07:00The United Nations state that “in order to prevent warming past 1.5 degrees Celsius and extreme climate change, we will need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050”. This goal paves the way for technological developments that help protect the environment and has raised the interest of many investors.
How to make a difference in farming without owning a farm
Paula Golka2020-06-02T23:25:24-07:00In the last century traditional farming has changed in very significant ways. Over a short period of time, innovations in farms’ production practices, risk management and business arrangements have allowed farmers to greatly increase their output without raising total input use.
Dahl Winters2020-05-13T07:26:02-07:00How do we meet a demand for 70% more food by 2050? We seek to provide some starting points by examining what advances led to our previous increases in yield, and how building upon those advances might pave the way for the next agricultural revolution.