The Global Business Alliance for the Environment (GBA4E) was formally created in 2017 to  enhance business engagement with United Nations Environment (UNE) and the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), to reflect the important role that business must play to achieve environmental sustainability. 

Emerging believes that engaging farmers, young agricultural leaders, and representatives of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in high-level discussions on the future of food and agriculture must be a priority. We strive to put this belief into action across projects and clients, and recently we have:

Around a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted from the farm to the fork. This huge level of inefficiency has economic, social, and environmental impacts. Reducing food loss and waste (FLW) is essential to improve food security and nutrition, as well as to reduce the environmental footprint of food systems, goals shared with the Zero Hunger Challenge and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Emerging assisted with the mid-term strategic planning work of the Canadian Canola Growers Association, helping define the ways in which their organisation will continue to expand services for farmers and better represent agriculture in Ottawa.

As founding chairperson in 2008, of Farming First, Robynne Anderson remains engaged in the Farming First coalition.

Emerging Ag helped the Global Dairy Platform (GDP) to coordinate the global celebrations of the World Milk Day on June 1st, 2017.

The UN declared 2016 as the International Year of Pulses, and Emerging acted as the Secretariat for the Global Pulse Confederation’s IYP Activities.The International Year of Pulses was a prestigious designation that created an opportunity to promote the health properties and sustainability of pulses.

The International Agri-Food Network (IAFN) was formed in 1996 as an informal coalition of international trade associations involved in the agri-food sector at the global level.

Emerging ag inc assists the GLAD project co-ordinated by the International Livestock Research Institute. The two-year project has helped to raise the profile of livestock in global development discussions and included the development of an outreach strategy. Livestock are powerful, if as yet underutilized, instruments for leveraging the systemic changes we need to meet all of the world’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The livestock sector contributes directly to 7 of the SDGs and is particularly central to ending poverty and hunger while creating sustainable food systems globally.

Emerging assisted in completing three video animations for use in social media for the International Seed Federation which speak to the value of plant breeding, seed, and biodiversity. Seed is the primary input – for without it, there is no crop, and it is the most efficient way to improve productivity and nutrition in crops. The videos describe the work needed and steps to take to develop a new plant variety, and the time and resources that are needed in the process.