“The new economy is not about rejecting the old. It is about addressing the unintended consequences. It is about the ephemeral nature of things, and our responsibility to improve what’s been handed to us.”
You might have heard the term ‘blockchain’ thrown about. But what is it? How does it work? And what does it all mean for agriculture?
The technology world is going nuts about blockchain. It’s the technology which powers Bitcoin – the world’s most popular online currency. However blockchain is about more than online currency, and a whole industry has now emerged looking to apply it to everything from medical records to food traceability. Read more HERE
The latest report also looks at issues surrounding regulation, competition, tax, workers’ rights and the labour market
The collaborative economy is bringing a growing interest in the co-operative model, says the European Parliament.
The parliament’s European agenda for the collaborative economy points finds that entrepreneurs are becoming more aware of the benefits of the model.
And it argues that, if the collaborative economy is developed in a responsible manner, it could help create new opportunities for citizens, consumers and workers. Read more HERE
Financing Resilient Value Chains through Total Portfolio Activation
At a time when farmers, entrepreneurs, and companies are increasingly rising to the growing demand for more transparent,
organic, and locally sourced food, investors have a critical role to play in financing stronger links across local, regional, and
global agriculture value chains.
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Positive money is a not-for-profit based in London that seeks to change the uk banking and monetary system to be (in their words) democratic and sustainable. There are some major differences between positive money and global 4c, and in this blogpost the major differences between the two initiatives are explained…… Read more HERE
Much of our day-to-day behaviour and cultural activity is structurally determined by our monetary and economic systems. Their redesign is a crucial enabler of the transition towards a regenerative culture. To transform our economic system(s) at every scale is an audacious salutogenic [health generating] design intervention, yet it is the only way we can effect changes deeply enough to avoid the collapse of civilization and further damage to ecosystems and the biosphere. Keep reading HERE