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Initiatives to combat food wastage: a waste of time?

The recently published F&BKP report on food wastage shows that a significant decline in food wastage will not automatically improve food security. There may be a positive impact on resource efficiency and general food availability in the long term but aspects such as food access, utilization and stability in developing countries will not improve at the same time.

Trending challenges to running a social business

Social businesses that operate in high-, low- and medium-income countries face five overarching challenges.

The fragile balance between employment and the environment

Diversification of employment opportunities into non-farm, non-mining activities will be critical to safeguarding Ecuador’s rainforest. However, this is easier said than done.

The challenge of the social partnership

While establishing partnerships to have a greater social impact, social enterprises also face challenges.

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