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Scaling Regenerative Agriculture: Why are Food and Beverage Companies Struggling?

Scaling Regenerative Agriculture Challenges

Regenerative agriculture has emerged as a promising solution to address sustainability challenges in the food and beverage industry. FAIRR‘s assessment reveals that 63% of the 79 evaluated companies explicitly incorporate regenerative agriculture into their sustainability blueprints. However, scaling these practices across global supply chains presents significant hurdles. Let’s explore some key challenges faced by food […]

Don’t Wait for EUDR: Why Food Companies Must Embrace Geo-Location Data Now

Geo-Location Data for Food Companies

Food and beverage companies are facing a new imperative: the need to collect and manage geo-location data for the source of their agricultural raw materials. This shift is not just a trend, but a fundamental change in how the industry operates, driven by a combination of regulatory pressures, consumer demands, and sustainability goals. At its […]

Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Triple Win for Food and Beverage Companies

Climate-Smart Agriculture

As a food and beverage company, ensuring a stable and sustainable supply of agricultural raw materials is paramount to success. However, the impacts of climate change pose significant risks to supply chains and long-term viability. This is where climate-smart agriculture presents a compelling solution, offering a triple win for businesses, the environment, and the communities. […]

Why Food & Beverage Companies Need Primary Field Data

Importance of Primary Field Data

The food and beverage industry faces increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Achieving third-party certifications has become essential for companies to verify their sustainable practices. However, one of the biggest challenges in obtaining these certifications is the collection of accurate and reliable data from agricultural fields. This blog post explores why it is crucial for […]

Top 4 Technologies to Adopt for Building a Climate-Resilient Crop Supply Chain

Building a Climate-Resilient Crop Supply Chain

As global climate patterns continue to evolve and weather variability becomes increasingly unpredictable, food and beverage companies are facing unprecedented challenges in managing their crop supply chains. From extreme weather events to shifting climatic conditions, the impacts of weather on agricultural production are becoming more pronounced, posing risks to both farmers and food producers. In […]

Clear Path to Quality: Enhancing Efficiency with Agronomic Visibility

Agronomic Visibility

Visibility into the quality of incoming agricultural raw materials (agronomic visibility) is paramount for food and beverage companies, transcending beyond mere appearance and taste. Quality encompasses visible properties such as size, color, and nutritional content, alongside chemical, physical, and biological aspects that influence overall product integrity. Moreover, quality extends to sustainability, encompassing factors like chemical […]

Coping with Agricultural Shortages: Understanding Crop Supply Risks

Coping with Agricultural Shortages: Understanding Crop Supply Risks

Navigating the sourcing of essential ingredients has become increasingly complex, influenced by a multitude of interrelated factors. These complexities extend from environmental shifts to geopolitical tensions, creating challenges for securing vital crops. Herein we discuss the dynamics behind crop supply shortages, highlighting their real-world impact through examples from the market.   Climate Change: A Major […]

Variability in Agricultural Raw Material Yields Amid Climate Change

Agricultural Supply Chain Resilience in Climate Change

Drought frequency and intensity have increased by 29% since 2000 and heatwaves have tripled in frequency since the 1960s. Researchers suggest that the most damaging U.S. hurricanes are three times more frequent than 100 years ago, and that the proportion of major hurricanes (Category 3 or above) in the Atlantic Ocean has doubled since 1980. […]

Maximizing Food Supply Chain Impact: The Power of Agronomy in Raw Material Sourcing

Raw Material Sourcing

In the fast-paced world of the food & beverage industry, Supply Chain Professionals often find themselves immersed in the intricacies of logistics, production, and distribution. However, one aspect that holds immense potential for shaping the quality, quantity, and timing of raw materials is agronomy—the science and practice of crop production. This is where the critical […]

Sustainably Feeding the World: The Food and Beverage Industry’s Journey

Food and Beverage Sustainability

As climate change threatens to destabilize our planet, the world is waking up to the urgent need for a more sustainable future. This is especially true when it comes to feeding a global population that is projected to exceed 9 billion by 2050. For food & beverage companies, sustainability is a complex and multifaceted issue […]