Traditional rice farming consumes nearly a third of the world’s freshwater supplies, and accounts for the same amount of greenhouse gas emissions as the entire aviation industry, pre-pandemic. New strains of rice and a new farming method could help combat the problem, but convincing farmers and governments of the benefits they offer remains a challenge.
The takeaway delivery boom sparked by pandemic lockdowns shows no sign of abating, but convenience can carry a high cost in terms of CO2 emissions. So what can consumers do to make their slice of home delivery more sustainable?
With the move to more sustainable agriculture practices becoming increasingly urgent, a new blended finance fund is helping small-scale farmers in rural China transition to lucrative and environmentally friendly chilli pepper farming.
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