Farming

“Investors Are Now Screening Business For A Social Purpose”

25th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Farm Online.  “Investors are now screening business for a social purpose and their interest in sustainability goes further where agriculture is concerned. Environmental economist James Bentley, from National Australia Bank, used that fact as one of many arguments for Australia’s beef industry to move towards scientific and collaborative measurement… [more]

How Seeds from War-Torn Syria Could Help Save American Wheat

14th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “As temperatures rise, pests and diseases are moving north into the U.S. heartland, killing crops and diminishing yields. To combat this, researchers are turning to a wild grass variety whose seeds were smuggled out of Syria as the bombs fell. When a team of researchers set… [more]

Connecting Finance and Natural Capital: Case Study for Rabobank

14th May 2018
Published under: Case Studies,Featured

The financial institution in brief: Rabobank is a bank by and for customers, a cooperative bank, a socially- responsible bank. Our aim is to be market leader across all financial markets in the Netherlands. We are also committed to being a leading bank in the field of food and agri worldwide. Rabobank is an international… [more]

Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition To Collaborate with The Nature Conservancy to Protect Industry By Fighting Climate Change

8th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Public New Service.  For shellfish farmers, climate change isn’t a future risk, but a present-day challenge to their industry – and farmers on the West and East coasts are joining forces to fight it. The new Shellfish Growers Climate Coalition is raising awareness about the effects of carbon pollution on the… [more]

Polluting Our Soils is Polluting Our Future

8th May 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  “Soil is a finite resource, meaning its loss and degradation is not recoverable within a human lifespan. Soils affect the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, our health and the health of all organisms on the… [more]

Studying Midwest Soil Erosion from Space

30th April 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org “…Erosion reduces soil fertility, Larsen points out, resulting in diminished agricultural production. The cost in the U.S. reaches tens of billions of dollars a year and while many recognize the need to conserve soil, uncertainties remain about how big the problem is. He says that developing soil loss estimates on… [more]