Small-scale producers should earn enough to be able to live a decent life. It’s a fundamental human right and critical to ensuring their viability and economic resilience. But for far too many, particularly from marginalized communities, their income barely covers the cost of living. Underlying this is the inequality in risk and power when engaging in global value chains.
To build fair and sustainable value chains we need to have more inclusive approaches that work to address root causes of poverty more systemically. In many supply chains, the inclusion of smaller producers in these approaches is a challenge. Sustainability standards and similar systems have sought to address this in various ways. Improvement strategies or programmes can combine a range of approaches, covering interventions from training and knowledge sharing, to implementation and capacity building partnerships, as well as efforts to shape and influence the broader enabling environment.
Join us to hear how sustainability systems are working collaboratively with various actors to bring about systemic change.
- Bonsucro – Improving access to finance (from banks and financial institutions) through data management and reporting tool to support improved production practices.
- Textile Exchange and partners- Incentivizing good practices through a credit trading platform that delivers financial support directly to farmers.
- Aquaculture Stewardship Council- Supporting greater alignment between approaches through joint improvement programmes which enables data and knowledge sharing.