Oxfam-Unilever ‘project Sunrise’: enhancing livelihoods while strengthening supply chains
Unilever and Oxfam collaborated in the project ‘Sunrise’, which brought together the development aims of Oxfam with the sustainable sourcing efforts of Unilever. Together they explored how to build sustainable smallholder-based supply chains that could grow its business while reducing poverty for marginalised communities. The project studied pilot projects producing dehydrated vegetables, tea, tomatoes and black soy beans in such countries as Tanzania, Kenya, Azerbaijan, India and Indonesia. Sunrise has resulted in new guidelines for Unilever’s supply, which is now part of their procurement process. Oxfam has developed a guide for NGOs on how to work with private companies, based on the lessons learned from Project Sunrise. The report can be found here.