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  • [New] The Landscape Resilience Fund, supported through the SCCF-supported GEF Challenge Program for Adaptation Innovation, aims to mobilize $100 million in private sector investment by 2025 for climate adaptation projects that support sustainable agricultural and forestry supply chains. / Adaptation Fund
  • [New] Sectors which rely on high consumption of products with big climate footprints, such as fast fashion and meat, will need to adapt significantly for the world to limit temperature rise to 1.5 C. / The Guardian
  • [New] The number of Shell forecourt shops which sell Waitrose food and drink will increase from 57 to 125 by 2025, giving shoppers more ways to access Waitrose products. / CBRE
  • [New] By supporting the development of innovative cold chain solutions that run off clean energy, the OGCCC will catalyse the technology and business model innovations required to make cold chain technology more accessible for smallholder farmers in the Global South. / Efficiency for Access
  • [New] Access to modern cold chain technology across the Global South could increase production of key food crops by about 250 million tonnes. / Efficiency for Access
  • [New] In the most negative scenarios, the population at risk of hunger is expected to increase by 8% over the 2010-2050 period, which implies that the Sustainable Development Goal of ending hunger and achieving food security will not be achieved. / ScienceDaily
  • [New] Brazil has developed policies to guarantee food security and minimize food vulnerability, seeking to guarantee access to sustainable water and food. / Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • [New] By 2050 an additional 175M people could be deficient in zinc and an additional 112M people could experience protein deficiencies due to carbon dioxide rates caused by climate change. / Save The Children
  • [New] The $US2 billion (A$ 2.7 billion) solar farm will be installed on the Duriangkang Reservoir, which serves as a source of freshwater to Indonesia's Batam Island, which sits just 20 km from Singapore, across the Singapore Strait. / reneweconomy
  • [New] The mining giant expects potash demand to increase by 15 million tonnes to roughly 105 million tonnes by 2040 or 1.5% to 3% a year, along with the global population and pressure to improve farming yields given limited land supply. /
  • [New] Most of the key dairy regions have received average to above-average rainfall so far in 2021 and farm gate milk prices for the 2020/21 season are currently expected to surpass the average milk price of the past five years. / The Cattle Site
  • [New] The modernisation of the agri-food value chain is an underinvested opportunity in India with significant potential for rural impact and for creating meaningful enterprises. / The Asset
  • [New] The UK's CDC Group and Incofin IM have reached the successful first close of the US$ 60 million Incofin India Progress Fund that will make private-equity investments in the agri-food value chain and financial services for rural entrepreneurs in India. / The Asset
  • [New] Unilever plans to increase the number of products it sells with 'the highest nutritional standards', including benchmarks for salt, saturated fat, sugar and calories. /
  • [New] Around 10,000 workers in the UK food supply chain will be exempt from coronavirus self-isolation rules as part of government plans to prevent food shortages. / Farmers Weekly
  • [New] Madagascar will need $78.6m to provide vital food aid in the next lean season starting in October. / Al Jazeera
  • [New] If 50 to 75% of the world's population restricted their diet to a healthy average of 2,250 calories per day and reduced meat consumption overall, we could save at least 43-68 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions alone. / Climate & Capital Media
  • [New] Increases in the price of food and commodities, and major disruptions in global trade are an additional cause of grievances and unrest, especially in the African continent, which is a food importer and has long grappled with food security and hunger. / en
  • [New] The direct damage costs to health (i.e. excluding costs in health-determining sectors such as agriculture and water and sanitation), are estimated to be between USD 2-4 billion / year by 2030. / en
  • Biden's proposal to pay farms to sequester carbon is designed in a way that will not cover regenerative agriculture. / Richard Stallman
  • Food prices are expected to decrease worldwide over the next 10 years as a result of increased productivity, but the world is not on track to meet its hunger and emission reduction goals unless there is targeted policy change. / Politico

Last updated: 27 July 2021