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Mastercard Foundation Aids COVID-19 Relief Effort, Bolsters African Businesses

Mastercard Foundation is aiding the medical effort against COVID-19 in Africa and elsewhere, while supporting entrepreneurs that have been hammered by the...

Regenerative Farming May Not Effectively Fight Climate Change

Regenerative farming’s impact on climate change is limited, the World Resources Institute says.Investors have bet at least $47.5 billion on regenerative agriculture,...

Factory Farms and the Next Pandemic: Investor Group Sees Looming Risks

Factory farms are both vulnerable to starting and spreading pandemics, an investor group study says. Plant-based meat alternatives all well placed to benefit...

Ocean Spray Farmers Undertake Sustainability Drive

Ocean Spray’s cranberry farmers have gone through an extensive auditing process to verify their efforts to grow crops in a sustainable way,...

Vertical Farms Boom as COVID-19 Bolsters Appetite for Locally Grown Food

Vertical farming is booming as COVID-19 bolsters demand for locally-grown greens. Impact investors might find the sector appealing because the farms offer organic...

Land Banking: Steward’s Dan Miller Thinks Small Farms Are the Green...

Andy Chae grew up skateboarding through deserted lots in a down-at-its-heels Detroit in the early 2000s. Now he tends tomatoes and salad...

Peak Beef? Beef Output May Be Topping Out, to the Benefit...

Beef production might be approaching its peak, and that’s good news for the environment and climate change. The 10-year...

States Take Lead in Seeking Ways for Honey Bees and Solar...

Minnesota, New York and South Carolina are among the U.S. states working to protect the country’s shrinking number of honey bees as...

Naio’s Farm Robots Win Investor Cash As Autonomous Field Vehicles Set...

The next 10 years will see robots on every farm, according to Naio Technologies, and the French agtech company is winning investor...
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Farm Fare Reimagines Food Supply Chain to Help Small Farmers Compete...

Karma Takeaway: Farm Fare reimagines the local food supply chain by fostering collaboration among farmers to compete with the economies of...

Space Tomatoes and Air-Based Meat: Startups Looking to Conquer Agriculture Off...

A growing number of startups are working on developing agriculture technology that may feed people in space while helping protect the environment. 

West Africa Aims to Raise $80 Million in Smart Agriculture Push

An alliance of West African nations seeking to help small farmers cope with climate change are helping them adopt agricultural practices that...

Investors Seeing Green With Bets on Ag Biotech, as Key to...

As the farm industry sparks worries about everything from genetically modified food to climate change, impact investors are increasingly betting on a...

The Future of Farming: Regenerative Agriculture Gains Investors’ Attention

Regenerative farming –– using practices that refresh the soil in ways that fight the effects of climate change –– is gaining the...

Slavery, Child Labor Poison Supply Chains Despite Years of Effort

Slavery in its modern forms like forced labor and debt servitude persist despite efforts to stamp them out. Despite a ban by...

Congruent Ventures Backs Ideas Promising Sustainability Without Compromise

From demolition debris recycling to imitation chicken, Congruent Ventures has taken a markedly different approach to investing than many of its social...

AeroFarms Raises $100 Million, Latest Deal in Booming Vertical Farms

From a former nightclub in Newark’s Ironbound to a basement in New York City’s tony Tribeca to shipping containers scattered out west,...

Silo Shines a Light, Smooths Kinks in Agricultural Supply Chain

Ten years ago, Ashton Braun was pricing and shipping coffee for export as a commodities trader in Southeast Asia. His experience in...

Israeli Company Gives Farmers Clear Crop Imaging to Boost Yields

Sound Businesses: Profiles of companies and business models we are keeping an eye on. Taranis combines military-grade optics...
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