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Nestlé

Nestle bid to identify climate-resilient coffee plants

With climate change threatening coffee cultivation, Nestlé experts are exploring how advanced data science and artificial intelligence can be leveraged to help select and breed more climate-resilient plants. While more than 120 species of coffee...
rice

Rice, WTO and the Iran-Israel conflict

Rice, India's staple food, is always in the news – albeit for different reasons. Last June, India's ban on non-basmati white rice triggered panic and inflation fears across the world markets. At that time,...
South Indian Filter coffee served in a traditional tumbler or cup over roasted raw beans Photo Subodh Sathe via iStock

Indian coffee exports grow in value to US$ 1.26 billion

India, the 8th largest coffee grower in the world and the third largest in Asia after Vietnam and Indonesia, has improved its exports to a reported Rs 10,492 crore (approximately US$ 1.26 billion) in...
food

Food waste: 1 billion meals squandered a day in 2022, says UN

Sample this. In 2022, 783 million people were affected by hunger and a third of humanity faced food insecurity. In the same year, households across all continents wasted over 1 billion meals a day,...
ADM

ADM and Swayam Shikshan Prayog collab to empower women farmers

ADM, a global provider of sustainable agriculture supply chains, is fostering sustainable farming practices through a strategic partnership with Swayam Shikshan Prayog (SSP), a non-governmental organization dedicated to empowering women in low-income, climate-threatened communities....
pigeonpea

Pigeonpea speed breeding in drylands of Asia and Africa

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) has pioneered the world's first pigeonpea speed breeding protocol, further bolstering food security in Asia and Africa. The new convention promises to substantially cut the...
Smart packaging

Smart packaging in securing the food supply chain

At PACK.Nxt in Mumbai in January, Andrew Manly, director of the Active & Intelligent Packaging Industry Association, which partnered the event, emphasized the pivotal role of smart packaging in reducing food waste. Manly highlighted...
climate

Climate-smart agriculture in South Asia

Despite the possibility of climate-smart agriculture improving food security, most CSA practices and technologies are not widely adopted in South Asia. A global team of researchers, including Rajiv Ghimire and Meha Jain of the University...
Diageo

Diageo India’s initiative for small holder farmers

Diageo India (United Spirits Ltd), an alco-bev company, has launched a micro enterprise initiative to empower small holder women farmers in Nashik. The initiative will initially enable 100 small holder women farmers with the...
grain

India’s grain and pulses – balancing yield and nutrition

As climate change wreaks havoc, and an uneven and inconsistent rainfall pattern puts farmers in distress, concerns over crop production and food security take center stage. Food grain production in India has risen over...
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