Emerging research has found that several plant-based staples aren’t as eco-friendly as some people have previously thought due to the ways in which they’re farmed and sourced.
We're providing training in sustainable farming methods and to create better livelihoods for orange farmers and farm workers.[Read more...]
Including an introduction to the concept of mass balance, explanation of the origin matching rules, and how to make credible claims on products and materials. With links to useful (communication)
An Overview of Our Mass Balance Approach – Webinar Slides
Definitions differ, but at its heart, sustainable agriculture is about meeting the needs of the present, without sacrificing those of tomorrow—it’s farming that is environmentally sound, socially responsible, and profitable for farmers.[Read more...]
In the Napo province of Ecuador, the Kichwa people have been cultivating naranjilla—a citrus fruit that looks like a tomato but tastes like a blend of lime and rhubarb—and selling it informally in markets across the country for many years. In fact, naranjilla production has been the primary cash crop for indigenous Kichwa communities in the Hatun Sumaco parish.
Unfortunately, naranjilla has also been the primary driver of deforestation in the area. Without direct access to markets, the Kichwa...[Read more...]