The Living Income Community of Practice is an alliance of partners dedicated to the vision of thriving, economically stable, rural communities linked to global food and agricultural supply chains. The goal of this community is to support activities focused on improving smallholder incomes towards living incomes, aiming to enable smallholder farmers to achieve a decent standard of living.  

The objectives of this Community of Practice are to:
  • Increase understanding of living income measurement and the income gap


  • Identify and discuss strategies for closing the income gap

Governance structure of the Living Income CoP

LiCop Secretariat

The LiCoP secretariat manages the day to day operations of the community of practice as well as its communication channels. For any questions related to the LiCoP please contact livingincome@isealalliance.org

Sheila Senathirajah

Senior Manager, Innovations

Rita Mendez

Senior coordinator, Impacts

CoP Implementing Partners

This community is a result of a partnership between The Sustainable Food LabGIZ and the ISEAL.

Stephanie Daniels

Senior Program Director

Kristin Komives  

Director, Impacts

Friederike Martin

Advisor Sust. Ag. Value Chains and Standards

Sheila Senathirajah


Senior Manager, Innovations

Don Seville 

Executive Director

Kaitlin Sampson

Programs and



Adam Romo

Senior Coordinator, Innovations

Nina Kuppetz

Junior Advisor for Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains and Standards

Rita Mendez


Coordinator, Impacts

Christina Archer

Strategic Advisor, Livelihoods

Technical committee (TAC)

The Technical Advisory Committee helps the LI CoP to identify the direction, priorities, and components of our technical work, providing a backstop for the technical guidance and resources we produce. It is composed of experts in farm household economics and characteristics, and income calculation.

Levison Chiwaula

Associate Professor of Economics

Carlos de los Rios

Senior Research Coordinator

Jessi Grillo


Lisa Minere


Program Officer - Smallholder Inclusion and Technology

Eberhard Krain 

'formally GIZ'

Tim Loos

Advisor for Sustainable Supply Chains and Standards

Andrea Rusman

Senior Associate

Kealy Sloan

Program Manager Agriculture & Development

Marcelo Tyszler

Senior Advisor 

Yuca Waarts

Senior researcher sustainable value chain development

Advisory Board (AB)

The Advisory Board liaise with GIZ, Sustainable Food Lab and ISEAL to provide guidance and advice on the activities of the Living Income CoP by highlighting topics of interest, making recommendations on resources and guidance and suggesting topics and speakers for upcoming webinars and other in person events of the


Antonie Fountain 

Managing Director

Noura Hanna

Global Lead Livelihood

Friedel Hutz-Adams

Senior Researcher

Manuel Kiewisch

Global Monitoring and Evaluation, Verification and Learning Manager

Carla Veldhuyzen van Zanten


Senior Advisor Sustainable Livelihoods

Stina Nilsson

Associate Director, Engagement Services

Heather Pfahl

Sustainability, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Leader

Marcelo Tyszler

Senior Advisor

Ashlee Tuttleman

Senior Innovation Manager – Smallholder Sourcing & Services

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