The idea is simple. There are farmers who need money and people who want to invest in agriculture. Farmcrowdy takes 20% of the profits and the rest is shared evenly between farmer and investor.
As Italian hazelnut plantations expand to cater to our love of chocolate and nougat, they are leaving a bitter aftertaste on local soil, water and air.
The government says it is ready to negotiate a set of agriculture laws with protesting farmers. Critics say the legislation would benefit big corporations, which are now expected to enter India's troubled farming sector.
Practically everyone loves chocolate. And yet, child labor remains a problem in cocoa farming. For years, the chocolate industry has promised to end the practice, but a new study shows it has actually increased.
The EU's new agricultural policy will take take further steps to protect the environment in the future, but we're far off from a green revolution, says DW's Max Zander.
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