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Danone Promotes Sustainable Agriculture

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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Groupe Danone is one of the first food-manufacturing groups to have committed to sustainable agriculture, an essential requirement for meeting consumer expectations, considered as a complementary approach to organic agriculture.

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Selling Agriculture 2.0 to Silicon Valley

Author: Woody, Todd
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: The New York Times
Publication Year: 2010

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A catch-all phrase for environmentally beneficial farming, sustainable agriculture has long been the province of organic enthusiasts. But venture capitalists say a growing awareness of conventional agriculture’s contribution to climate change and concerns over its consumption of water and energy are creating markets for technological innovation to minimize those effects.

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Tomorrow's Table: Helping Children Learn about Healthy Eating Choices

Author: Weatherhead School of Management
Product Type: Mini-Cases
Source: Case Western Reserve University
Publication Year: 2005

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As an outgrowth of The Chef's Garden's Culinary Vegetable Institute (CVI), the nonprofit Veggie U is committed to educating children about vegetables, and to letting children know that they have choices about the kinds of food they choose to eat.

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Seeking Sustainability: COSA Preliminary Analysis of Sustainability Initiatives in the Coffee Sector

Authors: Giovannucci, Daniele; Potts, Jason
Product Type: Research Notes / Working Papers
Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Publication Year: 2008

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This paper examines the pilot phase of vetting and testing The Committee on Sustainable Assessment's method, an innovative management tool used to gather and analyze data using economic, environmental and social metrics.

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Organic Agriculture: A Trade and Sustainable Development Opportunity for Developing Countries

Trade and Environment Review, Chapter 3, Part 1

Author: Twarog, Sophia
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, New York and Geneva
Publication Year: 2006

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The objective of this paper is to analyze the organic agriculture sector as a trade and sustainable development opportunity for developing countries.

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Engaging Civil Society to Create Sustainable Agricultural Systems: Environmentally-friendly Coffee in El Salvador and Mexico

Authors: Giovannucci, Daniele; Brandriss, Peter; Brenes, Esteban; Ruthenberg, Ina Marlene; Agostini, Paola
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: THINKING OUT LOUD, LAC Civil Society Team, The World Bank
Publication Year: 1999

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Farmers are interested in both markets and sustainability, so how can the two effectively link?

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Brewing Justice: Fair Trade Coffee, Sustainability, and Survival

Author: Jaffee, Daniel
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: University of California Press
Publication Year: 2007

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Fair trade is a fast-growing alternative market intended to bring better prices and greater social justice to small farmers around the world. But is it working?

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La Hacienda Musa

Modeling and Analysis for Environmental Sustainability

Author: Clemen, Robert T.
Product Type: Cases; Exercises
Source: Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Publication Year: 2009

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The question that faced Maria was how much, if any, of her 100 hectares should be dedicated to organic bananas. There were good reasons to go organic: top-quality organic produce would command a premium, and her isolated location would be ideal for growing organic bananas.

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Caffeine with a Conscience

Authors: Mead, Jenny; Wicks, Andrew C.
Product Type: Cases
Source: University of Virginia Darden School Foundation
Publication Year: 2008

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Is "Fair Trade" really fair? This case examines the issues through the eyes of one coffee-drinker who has specifically chosen her caffeine venue because of the Fair Trade designation.

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Summervale Farms: A Financial Analysis, Forecasting, And Valuation Case

Author: Hennessey, S.
Product Type: Cases
Source: The Case Research Journal
Publication Year: 2006

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In late November 2002, Ray Connolly was discussing a change in farming direction and practice with his financial advisor, Mike McCarville. They felt they had two options: become organic farmers, and stop using synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides to farm, or sell the farm.

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