Upcoming engagement opportunities

July 2021

Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit | 26 and 27 of July 2021 


The Pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit will set the stage for the culminating global event in September by bringing together diverse actors from around the world to leverage the power of food systems to deliver progress on all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The topic of equitable livelihoods is one of the central Action Tracks of the UNFSS, and so the topic of incomes of workers and farmers is central to this track. The LICOP is supporting two different discussions on living income at the pre-Summit of the UN Food Systems Summit. 

Download the Agenda here: https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/unfss_pre-summit-tentative-main-programme-jun24.pdf

The sessions where living income will be discussed and in which the LICOP is contributing to the design are:

June 26 / 19:30-20:20 CET  A living income for coffee farmers: A collective responsibility 


Affiliated sessions agenda:  https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/unfss_pre-summit-tentative-affiliated-sessions-programme-jun24.pdf


You can register here:https://intracen.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0udu2hqD4jG9U0O6AX0GAmjPshm2p47o5y

June 27 / 18:40-19:30 CET Mobilizing to Create 100% Living Incomes and Wages in Food Systems


You can register here: https://www.unfoodsystems.org/registration/

Living income in small holder cotton production in Africa | 28 July 2021 2pm - 3.00pm BST (GMT +1)


In this webinar, we will have a closer look into the price building in the cotton sector with special emphasis on the impacts on African small-scale cotton farmers. Further, we will present and discuss the impact of different cotton sector organization models in Africa to improve farmers’ productivity and income. The cotton sector in different countries of sub-Saharan Africa shows different organizational models, ranging from atomistic competition to monopolistic structures. The models differ in their type of service provision and purchase agreements offered to smallholder farmers. As a result, there is an ongoing debate over which form of cotton sector organization offers more benefits to the farmers.

In order to assess the gap between the actual income and a living income, information on total household income is needed. GIZ developed a simple tool based on gross margin calculations of a given focus product (crop) to estimate total household income, incl. on-farm, off-farm and other income streams. We will present and discuss this tool and its application among cotton farming households in Cameroon.

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