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Commercial agriculture

We have 7 items tagged with ‘Commercial agriculture’.
  • Beans in a cardboard box

    Rebalancing power in the Kenya-UK green bean value chain

    Farmers and workers often struggle to influence decision-making and trading patterns within global value chains. A recent IIED webinar discussed an initiative to overcome hurdles for farmers and workers to secure a stronger voice and influence trading arrangements within the Kenya-UK green bean value chain

    9 September 2019 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • A women with a basket on her head watches other women and children pick green beans in a field

    IIED webinar: Rebalancing power in global food chains

    Join our latest webinar on 19 June 2019 to discuss an experience of tackling challenges affecting farmers and workers in a global value chain

    30 May 2019 | News | Food and agriculture
  • A man from Malawi holds cotton in his hands

    IIED webinar: Incentive-based contract farming and agricultural commodities exchanges

    Join our webinar on 3 October 2018 to discuss experiences of supporting farmers in contract farming arrangements

    17 September 2018 | News | Food and agriculture
  • Farmers loading tea leaves in Malawi (Photo credit: nchenga nchenga, Creative Commons via Flickr)

    Empowering Producers in Commercial Agriculture (EPIC)

    EPIC aims to empower rural producers and their wider communities to influence public decisions and private sector conduct in favour of bottom-up, locally beneficial and more sustainable investments in commercial agriculture.

    3 May 2018 | Project | Law
  • Small-scale farmer in Tanzania. Photo: Alun McDonald/Oxfam

    Inclusive investment

    Known as ‘land grabs’ in the media, large-scale land-based investments have generated much international debate. Some commentators have welcomed the new livelihood opportunities investment may bring to lower-income countries. Others have raised concerns about negative social impacts, including loss of local rights to land, water and other natural resources; threats to local food security; and the risk that large-scale investments marginalise family farmers.

    1 October 2013 | Article | Land acquisitions and rights
  • Investing in smallholders and workers is good for business

    Across the developing world, food systems and supply chains are changing — exports are rising, particularly in fresh foods, supermarkets are playing an increasingly important role and there is a growing number of standards for safety, ethics and environment.

    21 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 4: Making markets work for smallholders or wage labour?

    The fourth in a series of six seminars on markets and small-scale farmers took place in Manchester, United Kingdom on 25 May 2011.

    7 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
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