If the United Nations and participating governments are to reach goals one and two of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), more investment and support is needed for small-scale agriculture, according to a new report.
Tyson Foods Appoints its First Chief Sustainability Officer
Major poultry producer Tyson Foods has named Justin Whitmore to the newly-created role of Chief Sustainability Officer. The appointment follows the company’s introduction of a new initiative that puts sustainability at the core of the company’s future aspirations.
“The interface between environment, agriculture, food, and water has become increasingly important for us at MIT,” Markus J. Buehler, professor of engineering and instructor for the course, tells AgFunderNews.
AgShift, an ag data startup helping farms automate their compliance reporting, also closed a pre-seed round. Online office catering service Platterz and pivoted Indian agri-marketing platform Ninjacart also raised funding.
It's now been over a year since Western Growers (WGA), the member association for west coast fruit, vegetable, and permanent crop farmers, opened the doors of its Center for Innovation and Technology (WGCIT) in Salinas.