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


Senior 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

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Eberhard Krain 

'formally GIZ'


Tim Loos

Advisor for Sustainable Supply Chains and Standards


Andrea Rusman

Senior Associate

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Kealy Sloan

Program Manager Agriculture & Development

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Marcelo Tyszler

Senior Advisor 

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Yuca Waarts

Senior researcher sustainable value chain development


Jildemarie Brouwer

Project Officer, Agricultural sector

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

Emma Habour

Global Director, Advocacy & Themes

Friedel Hutz-Adams

Senior Researcher

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Manuel Kiewisch

Global Monitoring and Evaluation, Verification and Learning Manager

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Carla Veldhuyzen van Zanten


Senior Advisor Sustainable Livelihoods


Stina Nilsson

Associate Director, Engagement Services

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Heather Pfahl

Sustainability, Strategy, Stakeholder Engagement and Systems Leader

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Marcelo Tyszler

Senior Advisor

Ashlee Tuttleman

Senior Innovation Manager – Smallholder Sourcing & Services