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Enabling food producers to earn a living income: how can business do its part?

Ioan Nemes (Oxfam Novib), Noura Hanna (Rainforest Alliance), Leon Mol (Ahold Delhaize) discussing about strategies how to close the income gap of smallholder farmers. Photo credit GIZ Keeping small scale food producers in extreme poverty probably isn’t on your shopping list. But far too many products on supermarket shelves are produced by small scale farmers who don’t earn enough to afford a decent standard of living for themselves and their families. When companies step up to their obligations to do better, what should they do to ensure that farmers producing the food we eat earn a living income? This was the question 70 participants from food retailers, certification bodies, NGOs and think

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