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Archive for December, 2013

Many Agricultures – All part of the Whole System

December 17th, 2013 by Dan Block

Last week I had the opportunity to experience the diversity in what people call “agriculture” and “farmers.” I spent some time in Nogales, Arizona, a small but industrious town on the US – Mexico border. Nogales is one of the main crossing points for winter produce moving north into the US from farms in Mexico. … + read more

DWB Launches d2kb – Sustainable Agribusiness Supply Chains

December 3rd, 2013 by dwblock

In response to our clients’ requests for support in developing and streamlining their supply chains, DWB has launched a new business unit – d2kb. The mission of d2kb is to provide sustainable solutions to enhancing customer satisfaction while reducing costs within the supply chain – from field production through the plant and processing stages to … + read more

Sustainable Food Production – Big Farms or Small Farms

December 2nd, 2013 by dwblock

A recent article in the New York Times by Stephen Porder of Brown University presented a thoughtful view about big farms being sustainable, in fact perhaps more sustainable than organic, small farms. He posed two options for the future of global food production: “Either we need to get more food out of the land we … + read more