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Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient
Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient
Tuesday March 13, 2018 Image: Africa Business Communities
All day event


March 13, 2018
March 14, 2018


London, United Kingdom + Google Map

Innovation Forum is organizing the conference “How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient”, in London on March 13 and 14, 2018. 

The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so.

Each agenda session will focus around specific goals, to avoid the overwhelming nature of the SDGs. By drilling down to the targets, discussion will maintain focus on clear, tangible outcomes and ensure business delegates receive as much practical insight as possible

Some highlights of the agenda include:

  • The business case: An in-depth Q&A with Unilever about the relevance of the SDGs when developing smallholder policy.
  • Aligning strategy with the SDGs: Practical insights from Diageo, Mars and Sustainable Food Lab on how to identify and connect the most relevant SDGs to your smallholder supply chain.
  • Female empowerment: Focused discussion on the gender equality gap within smallholder farming, and what business can do to fix it.
  • Climate resilience: TFT and Olam address how business can help increase farmers’ resilience to climate change challenges.
  • Reducing food waste at farm level: Best farm management practices, technology and other solutions to reduce and eliminate food waste at the farm level.
  • Access to markets: The latest on how business can ensure access to markets, deliver long term stability and simplify the operating environment for smallholder farmers

Senior sustainability professionals have been confirmed to speak from the likes of Unilever, Sime Darby, Syngenta, Marks and Spencer, AgDevCo, Olam, Rabobank, Mars, The Body Shop, CARE, ING, Fairtrade Foundation, TechnoServe, Oxfam, Bayer and more.

Download the brochure to see the full list of speakers and agenda here.


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