Forests and agriculture | Podcast

Microphone Commodity trader impacts in ‘hour-glass’ supply chains

Janina Grabs from ETH Zurich and Sophia Carodenuto from the University of Victoria discuss with Ian Welsh their research into why commodity traders – large and small – remain largely invisible from a consumer perspective despite their importance in commodity supply chains. They argue that because of their close relationship with farmers, traders have a key role in helping brands deliver on their deforestation commitments.  

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