Giving Compass' Take:

• Pieter Nuboer argues that a lot of technology to reduce emissions from agriculture and farming and gather more crops is already available, but the adoption of these tactics is lagging. 

• How can philanthropy support sustainable agriculture? 

• Here's an article on ensuring food security through community-driven change. 

Pieter Nuboer works for a company that has, in the words of its chief executive, placed doing good for society at the core of its business.

Dutch conglomerate DSM is the world’s largest producer of nutritional ingredients and counts the manufacture high-performance components for solar panels among its other activities. Its animal nutrition products, for instance, include enzymes that result in cattle producing less methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Nuboer joined DSM in 2009 and is currently president of Asia Pacific for DSM Nutritional Products, a leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.

A business administration graduate from the Netherlands, he held various roles in the specialty chemicals, cold chain marketing and flavours and fragrances industries before joining DSM. Currently based in Singapore, Nuboer has worked in places including Australia, Indonesia and Mexico.

The enormous environmental footprint of food farming is well-known and its impacts on the planet and human health have been laid out in reports such as one last year by advocacy group EAT and the Lancet Commission.

Read the full article about boosting food security and cutting emissions by the team at Eco-Business.