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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 […]

Beyond Industry Averages: Collecting Actual Field Data for Sustainable Certifications

Field Data for Sustainable Certifications

In today’s sustainability-driven marketplace, getting certified by 3rd party certifications has become essential for food and beverage companies to demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship and social responsibility. However, the path to certification is challenging, particularly when it comes to collecting the data necessary to meet certification requirements. Obtaining this data presents a significant challenge due to the simple fact that […]

The Tech Gap in Sustainability

The Tech Gap for Sustainability

Over 88% of executives surveyed acknowledge the critical role of digital technology in driving their sustainability objectives. However, a significant majority admit to not yet implementing the necessary measures to achieve this. Just around 33% of the surveyed executives who hold high sustainability ambitions believe they possess the right technology to fulfill them. Only 24% […]

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 […]

Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions in the Food and Beverage Industry

Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions

Addressing Upstream GHG Emissions in the Food and Beverage Industry Food and beverage companies are key players in the battle against greenhouse gas emissions, thanks to their significant influence over supply chains. While regulators and policymakers have been increasingly stringent in holding corporations accountable for their environmental and social impacts, recent developments in regulatory frameworks […]

How Agri-Food Giants Are Embracing Regenerative Agriculture

Embracing Regenerative Agriculture

The UN Environment Program underscores the urgency of tripling annual investments in nature to approximately USD $400 billion. This financial endeavor is daunting but pales in comparison to the colossal spending power of the 79 companies evaluated by FAIRR. The FAIRR Initiative assessed 79 publicly listed agri-food companies with a combined annual revenue of USD […]

Food and Beverage Certifications: 8 Steps for Streamlining Certification Process

Field Data for Sustainable Certifications

In today’s conscientious consumer landscape, certifications like Rainforest Alliance or Organic have become not just a badge of honor but a necessity for food and beverage companies looking to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and quality. However, obtaining these certifications can be a complex journey, requiring thorough understanding and adherence to stringent standards. Let’s go […]