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Supply chains

We have 8 items tagged with ‘Supply chains’.
  • Woman selling vegetables

    Agricultural contracts and farmer agency: a shift in perspective

    Support initiatives should assist farmers’ own efforts to renegotiate trading relations, rather than assuming producers gain most from integration in agribusiness-led activities

    17 May 2021 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • Two women sewing face masks

    Business with purpose in the era of COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic has delivered a profound shock to the world economy. IIED's Laura Kelly argues that businesses must commit to more responsible and inclusive practices as part of their efforts to build recovery

    18 May 2020 | Blog | Economics
  • A farmer standing in a field holds a mobile phone to her ear

    Webinar: Using technology to increase market and finance access for smallholders

    IIED hosted a webinar on 24 March 2020 to discuss an experience of linking smallholder farmers to targeted services and buyers and to strengthen their position with other actors

    4 March 2020 | Event | Food and agriculture
  • A row of women sitting with baskets of freshly picked tea leaves

    We need more than business as usual, to leave no one behind

    In the latest blog in our series exploring how business and investors can contribute to achieving the SDGs, Rijit Sengupta discusses the challenges and opportunities for businesses in India seeking to raise the bar on sustainability

    10 January 2020 | Blog | Sustainable markets
  • 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
  • The author with cocoa farmers in Ghana. Farmers on average receive 3 per cent of a chocolate bar price and many are dependent on a single commodity for their livelihoods (Photo: Marisa Camargo)

    Zero deforestation supply chains: promoting sustainable chocolate

    How can we make chocolate more sustainable? This was one of the questions addressed by IIED researchers in a presentation at the World Forestry Congress in Durban.

    16 September 2015 | Blog | Food and agriculture
  • 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
  • Small-scale producers and standards in agrifood supply chains

    This programme explored opportunities for small-scale producers in developing countries to participate in international horticultural supply chains - particularly those in the UK. The programme was a three-year collaboration between DFID, IIED and NRI.

    2 October 2008 | Project | Food and agriculture
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