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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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Fish Friendly Farming: Water, Wine, and Fish-Sustainable Agriculture for a Thirsty World

Author: Gundling, Ernest
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: California Management Review
Publication Year: 2014

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The case provides a history of FFF and its ability to create networks and collaborations between parties that typically find it difficult to work together. This case focuses both on sustainability issues related to land and farming, and on challenges related to scaling up a successful nonprofit organization.

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Souk El Tayeb: The Good Food Market in Lebanon

Authors: Jamali, Dima; Khoury, Haitham
Product Type: Cases
Source: Richard Ivey School of Business
Publication Year: 2012

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Kamal Mouzawak first launched Souk el Tayeb, a farmer’s market, in 2004 in Beirut, Lebanon. The idea was to create a communal space for farmers across the country to sell their organic produce and products. Mouzawak and his business partner are brainstorming ways to scale the impact of their social business while meeting the challenge of financial sustainability...

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The Great Green Wall: African Farmers Beat Back Drought and Climate Change with Trees

Author: Hertsgaard, Mark
Product Type: Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Scientific American
Publication Year: 2011

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Despite his illiteracy, Yacouba Sawadogo is a pioneer of the tree-based approach to farming that has transformed the western Sahel over the last twenty years.

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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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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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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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Nestle: Sustainable Agriculture Initiative

Author: Reinhardt, Forest L.
Product Type: Cases
Source: Harvard Business School
Publication Year: 2004

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Swiss food giant Nestle attempts to improve the performance of its suppliers of agricultural commodities to raise quality, lower costs, and contribute to sustainable development.

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North Carolina Hog Farming

From Family Farms To Corporate Factories

Authors: Allen, Stuart; Goetz, Martin; Maradei, Nick
Product Type: Journal Articles
Source: Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
Publication Year: 2007

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Hog farming is a billion dollar business, and North Carolina is the nation's second largest hog farming state. This paper examines the financial, social, and environmental impacts that CAFOs have on North Carolina, and concludes with comments about the possible directions for the future.

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