Responses to problems in supply chains such as child labor need companies to go beyond ‘yes-no’ checklists and stop penalizing farmers. A more holistic approach is required that actually addresses the problem
Daniele Giovannuci President, COSA Will consumers be alienated by companies whose farmer suppliers cannot earn the basic income to have a decent life? In the face of such global
Very recent Declarations from both the International Coffee Organization and International Cocoa Organization focus on the need to help farmers get to a decent standard of living. Leading companies
The best sustainability solutions integrate the valuable perspective and cooperation of business and local producer communities. A Landscape approach can effectively transform policy and practice into sustainable growth.
La gastronomía sostenible promueva el desarrollo agrícola, la seguridad alimentaria, la nutrición, la producción sostenible de alimentos y la conservación de la biodiversidad. En este artículo publicado en la revista de la IPADE, Agustin Escobar y Jessica Mullan de COSA, explican la relevancia de este nuevo concepto para las empresas de alimentos y bebidas en Mexico, simbolizando el reconocimiento a los valores tradicionales en la cultura gastronómica mexicana y las implicaciones sociales, ambientales y económicas.
Technology is driving data democracy at a fast pace. Used wisely, it will give voice – and access – to small farmers and the poor around the world.
Suggestions such as a pre-competitive Global Coffee Fund to solve sustainability issues are laudable in principle but history shows us that agricultural funds of this type proposed at the recent World Coffee Producers Forum don’t work for long.
From blockchain to big data, there are hundreds of shiny apps and software on offer in today’s data-centric world. Every month new technology companies sprout up promising solutions for supply chain management, risk mitigation, and sustainable sourcing. How can you make the right decision?
New apps are not only bringing vital information to small farmers, they are increasingly driving their participation in a rich digital eco-system. With the average farmer in the developing world surpassing 60 years of age, these impactful technologies help engage younger farmers in productive ways.
One of the most explosive growth areas of the last 5 years is the multi-stakeholder platform. That’s not surprising considering that the magnitude of sustainability challenges.