CSR and Sustainability

How can brands help smallholder farmers be sustainable?

If you are interested in how farmers at the end of the value chain can become more sustainable, and corporate roles in that debate, then I’d like to suggest a date for your diary in the form of a note from my colleague Boris Petrovic.

(This will be a big theme for Innovation Forum in 2016, so lots of briefings and articles, analysis will be published at: http://innovation-forum.co.uk throughout the year. Sign up for free updates on the site)

“We have just launched our Sustainability for Smallholders Forum: How to build supply security and resilience with smallholder farmers, in London, 22nd-23rd March 2016.

The conference will address the major risks to smallholder farmers, and debate how to create scalable solutions to tackle future supply chain vulnerabilities. The agenda is structured to provide high-level insight and practical, actionable guidance for the development of programmes that will boost the resilience of smallholders.

Among the agenda’s areas of focus are smallholder access to market, financial innovations, farmer succession, climate change resistance, key technological innovations and technical assistance for farming communities that have the aim of future-proofing farming practices and the livelihood of farmers. You can see the agenda here.

We already have speakers confirmed from Mars, SABMiller, TFT, IDH, Mondelez International, Opportunity International, Swiss Re, the Initiative for Smallholder Finance, Root Capital, Yara International, Diageo, Barry Callebaut, Sime Darby, TechnoServe, Syngenta and many more. The current speaker list can be seen here.

To join as a delegate, you can reserve a pass here.

We will continue to add speakers and sponsors over the course of the coming weeks. Please get in touch if you would be interested in being involved. My contact details are shown below.

For more details contact:

Boris Petrovic

Project Director

Innovation Forum: Events and Insight for Sustainability

D: +44 (0) 20 3780 74 34

E: boris.petrovic@innovation-forum.co.uk

3rd Floor, 1 Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA

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