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Small-scale producers

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  • Woman farmer holds a machete to a cocoa plant

    Civil society perspectives on the living income differential for cocoa producers

    At an IIED webinar, civil society representatives discussed challenges and opportunities around design and implementation of the living income differential for cocoa producers

    23 August 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Close-up of a hand holding a broken raw cocoa fruit

    Cocoa producer agency and the living income differential: lessons from civil society organisations

    This IIED webinar on Wednesday, 2 June discussed the challenges around, and opportunities for, producer voice and agency in the design and implementation of the new Living Income Differential (LID) in Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire

    11 May 2021 | Event | Food and agriculture
  • A group of women in a forest smile as they hold out handfuls of coffee beans

    Producer agency and voice in certification schemes

    A recent IIED webinar explored how to genuinely promote producer voice and agency in standards setting worldwide

    26 March 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Man cutting a cacao fruit from the tree

    Promoting producer agency in food systems – might new global guidelines offer any hope?

    With a new set of guidelines on food systems and nutrition under negotiation, Emily Polack reflects on their potential to give small-scale producers a greater say in food systems governance – one key to a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future for all

    10 December 2020 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • The star anise fruit resembles stars: the Thach Ngoa group has five hectares of Illicium verum trees ready for harvest (Photo: Wikipedia Commons)

    Star spice in Vietnam's forests

    Business training for farmers in Vietnam is adding spice to their harvest – and encouraging them to form producer organisations to make more from their crop

    5 August 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Women smallholders replanting rice in the irrigated area around the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso (Photo: Barbara Adolph/IIED)

    La riziculture irriguée à grande échelle: l'État doit prendre en compte les perspectives des paysans

    New report by the Global Water Initiative stresses importance of considering views of farmers in agricultural policies

    3 June 2014 | News | Food and agriculture
  • A panel discusses artisanal and small-scale mining at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town (Photo: Abbi Buxton/IIED)

    Building bridges between the money and the many in mining

    Abbi Buxton reports on efforts to overcome distrust and conflict between artisanal and large-scale mining operations, through an international project that will bring the two sides together to seek sustainable ways to coexist.

    11 February 2014 | Blog | Energy
  • Small-scale miners dry ores in the process of gold mining in Geita, Tanzania (Photo: John Louis/Investing In Gold, Creative Commons)

    Dialogues for a sustainable and productive artisanal and small-scale mining sector

    IIED's dialogue programme for the artisanal and small-scale mining sector allows stakeholders to collaborate to empower miners, improve governance and deliver a more secure working environment

    24 January 2014 | Project | Sustainable markets
  • Traders take matooke to market

    Resilient Dynamism? An informal word with leaders meeting in Davos

    Political and business leaders gathering in Davos will discuss ‘resilient dynamism’, but their distrust of informal economies is a missed opportunity.

    22 January 2013 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • A girl studies under the light of a rechargeable solar lamp.

    New research series kicks off with look at energy delivery models

    What are the barriers to engaging small-scale producers and low-income consumers, and how can private sector interventions be improved to reach the poorest?

    12 December 2012 | Blog | Energy
  • Indonesia: Reshaping the debate on small-scale farmers

    17 February 2012 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Small-scale producers in the globalised market

    The Latin American Learning Network members of the Knowledge Programme ‘Small producer agency in the globalised market’ convened in Lima from 12 to 16 September. They organised and participated in a series of meetings and events in conjunction with various prestigious organisations. The highlight of the programme was the International Forum ‘Small-scale producers: Actors in Globalised Markets and Food Security?’ on 14 September, organised by the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

    23 September 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Corporate responsibility: what's in a name?

    At the latest provocation from IIED and Hivos, held in Brussels last week (22 June), a group of around 60 policymakers, academics and development practitioners gathered to discuss, among other things, the role of CSR in achieving development goals such as poverty reduction and the empowerment of small-scale farmers.

    27 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Fair trade: still centred on smallholders?

    To what extent do approaches such as fair trade, corporate social responsibility and inclusive business models allow the private sector to meet commercial objectives while also reducing poverty and empowering small-scale farmers? This was the question posed at the latest in a series of IIED and Hivos ‘provocations’ held at the European Parliament in Brussels last week (22 June).

    27 June 2011 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Provocation 5: Pro-poor business, development and smallholder empowerment

    The fifth in a series of seminars on markets and small-scale farmers took place in Brussels, Belgium on 22 June 2011. View video and reports from the event

    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
  • A growing call for organisation

    In The Hague, Stockholm and Paris we have heard the call for more support to producer organisations through which small-scale farmers can have a voice in the market. This call was re-iterated at the latest IIED/HIVOS provocation ‘Making markets work for smallholders or wage labour?’ — held in Manchester, United Kingdom, last week, in collaboration with The University of Manchester.

    2 June 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Markets for the poor: the gap between theory and practice

    Within development circles, there’s a common, if recent, mantra that the key to reducing poverty in the global South lies in investing in agriculture. Increasingly that investment focuses on building bridges between small-scale farmers and private markets in approaches known as ‘markets for the poor’.

    6 April 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Second Global Learning Network meeting 4-8 April 2011

    28 March 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Supporting small-scale farmers: rights or markets?

    Development support for small-scale farmers must be based on both the enforcement of basic human rights and a pro-poor development of markets.

    9 March 2011 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Modern agrifood markets: Marginalising small producers even further?

    20 September 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
  • Business models for sustainable development

    Market-based activities are now recognised by governments, business and development agencies round the world as potential solutions to major sustainable development challenges – reducing poverty, enhancing livelihoods, protecting ecosystems, tackling climate change, and meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

    10 May 2010 | Article | Energy
  • Small producers in the global market

    Globalisation, and particularly the food crises of 2007-2008 and 2010-11, have renewed interest in agriculture and small-scale producers.

    28 March 2010 | Article | Food and agriculture
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