Current thinking from COSA on sustainability challenges and practical solutions.
It is heartening to read, in this brief insight, of a few courageous actions that some organziations are taking to improve farmer incomes.
Leading companies are grappling with what their responsibility toward a “Living Income” for farmers they source from might mean, as extreme poverty is increasingly seen as a human rights issue.
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.
Driven by the world’s largest foundation and engaging some of the best minds, we are putting together one of the most unique efforts to radically transform smallholder farming.
Five years after COSA’s landmark global report on sustainability: how far has agri-food sustainability come?
The COSA Measuring Sustainability Report: Coffee and Cocoa in 12 Countries surprised many in 2014 with its hard data and frank insights, the result of partnered research with leading institutions.
For intelligent rural investments with sustainable practices, it is critical to understand the influential factors as well as historic lessons from decades of development literature.
Traceability is the foundation for any sustainability program. But tracing the chain of custody back to the small producer (the first mile) rarely happens. Simple technologies now demonstrate that it can be done and we can see that it has considerable value for any sustainability-oriented approach.