27 Jan 22
Rachel Banda, Doreen Mtali, Zeddy Chepkemoi and Ian Welsh
Farmers are critically important for sustainable commodities production, yet their voices are too often missing from the debate. At Innovation Forum’s sustainable landscapes and commodities conference in December 2021, Rachel Banda, farmer and safety, health and environment officer at the Phata Cooperative in Malawi, Doreen Mtali, farmer from the Demara farming cooperative in Malawi and Zeddy Chepkemoi, a coffee farmer from Kenya, joined Ian Welsh to talk about their perspectives, priorities and challenges. They discussed what they need from food companies to secure farm livelihoods and future production.