Around 90 percent of the world’s 570 million farms are small, and the owners and labourers who work on them are essential to global business, food security and environmental protection. With generations of experience, these smallholder farmers are more knowledgeable than anyone else about their local growing conditions and the challenges they face – but are their voices being heard by those with the power to enable positive change?
In this webinar, five speakers with extensive experience of working with and sourcing from smallholder producers will discuss the importance of listening to and empowering supplier communities for sustainable international supply chains, before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through video footage, farmers in these supply chains will also share their thoughts on the opportunities, challenges and impacts of having their voices heard and heeded, both amongst their peers and more widely by policy-makers and business partners.
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