Innovation Accelerator: How to drive systemic change for smallholder farmer communities
17 Dec 20
Ariana Constant, Alison Ward, Anita Neville, Thilo Liedlbauer, Yann Wyss, Peter Stanbury and Toby Webb
Low famer incomes, human rights abuses and environmental degradation still plague smallholder-based supply chains of soft commodities and other agricultural products. For the past nine months, Innovation Forum’s Innovation Accelerator project has been running an action research project to understand why.
This webinar was held to launch the initial findings of the research, which has explored a wide range of supply chains, including cotton, fruit and vegetables, dairy, coffee, soy, palm oil and maize. As well as bringing together cross-sector experience, the project sought insights from political science and development economics to explore the wider societal dynamics of communities and countries in which supply chains exist.
Ariana Constant, director, Clinton Development Initiative
Alison Ward, CEO, CottonConnect
Anita Neville, senior vice-president, group corporate communications, Golden Agri-Resources