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Living incomes in global supply chains: a toolkit for companies

How can companies ensure that smallholders working in their supply chains earn enough to live in dignity? A new publication by GIZ and the Sustainable Food provides companies with the proper tools. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla – smallholder farmers are at the base of many global supply chains. They operate four out of five farms worldwide. Without them, European supermarkets would be considerably emptier. Yet despite their importance for global supply chains, many producers from the global south live in poverty. They are denied a dignified life and a secure existence. This is a problem – not just for the farmers themselves, but also for the companies procuring their products. Many of them have

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