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June 10, 2015Knowledge Portal
The 10 principles of food industry sustainability

This book identifies the most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire food supply chain and shows, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all play a role in advancing improvement. »

June 9, 2015Knowledge Portal
Advancing health and well-being in food systems: strategic opportunities for funders

The working group of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food commissioned four scoping papers (PDF), one for each of its strategies, from cutting-edge experts in the field of food systems policy and practice. The papers focus on key recommendations for action by funders to promote positive systemic change in food systems and to »

May 19, 2015Knowledge Portal
Indicators of global sustainable sourcing as a set covering problem: an integrated approach to sustainability.

This paper in the Ecosystem Health and Sustainability Journal, presents a new method to systematically link issues and indicators under two conceptual frameworks of sustainability in order to enable quantitative analyses. The authors demonstrate this approach with a specific use case focused on the global sourcing of agricultural products. »

May 18, 2015Knowledge Portal
Oxfam’s agricultural sourcing scorecard: food and beverage companies must do more to tackle climate change

Oxfam’s ‘Behind the Brands’ assesses the companies’ policies and commitments to improve food security and sustainability. It looks at how well they perform on issues relating to transparency, women, workers, farmers, land, water, and climate. In the latest ‘scorecard’ of March 2015, which rates the agricultural sourcing policies of the top 10 international food and »

April 28, 2015Knowledge Portal
How can Danone Ecosystem sustainable sourcing innovation be scaled up?

This issue of the Down to Earth blog of Danone is about sustainable sourcing by preserving natural resources, strengthening the company’s stakeholders and global ecosystems, and ensuring that it is still able to accomplish its mission in the most sustainable way possible in the future. To reflect on these issues, Danoners and stakeholders gathered for »

April 10, 2015Knowledge Portal
Cocoa barometer 2015: chocolate too cheap to be sustainable

The Cocoa Barometer 2015 (PDF) is published and funded by the members of the Barometer Consortium: FNV Mondiaal, Hivos, Solidaridad, and the VOICE Network (Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Wereldwinkels, ABVV/Horval, Berne Declaration, Stop The Traffik, and Südwind Institut). The cocao barometer was launched at the chocoa conference in March 2015. The main conclusion from the report »