21 May 20 | Opinion
Companies have a big role to play in helping their smallholder farmer suppliers secure land rights. Secure land rights are often essential for smallholders to obtain finance – support that is critical for making investments that raise farm productivity, improve post-harvest practices, smooth household cash flow, and aid better access to markets and management of risk. Farmers that own their land are also incentivised to improve their farms, and so boost the yields that sourcing companies need for supply security.
- Chris Jochnick, CEO and President, Landesa
- Kavita Prakash-Mani, executive director, Grow Asia
- Michael McManus, VP, corporate, government affairs and stakeholder engagement, Asia Pulp & Paper