Cocoa is the main component of a vast industry with far-reaching repercussions on a global scale. While many of us love chocolate for its taste, cocoa has a less sweet side that poses serious problems. The cultivation and production processes are linked to complex challenges covering social, environmental and economic dimensions. Challenges, analysis and new solutions.
Coconut plantations, which often receive minimal attention compared to crops such as palm oil, represent a less profitable and less attractive option for farmers. Coconut growing is not just an industry, but also a vital part of rural economies. Overview and solutions.
In this article we summarise a recent session we hosted on ICTforAg on how best to leverage low-tech digital solutions for agricultural transformation across developing economies bringing in perspectives from policy research, on-ground nonprofit, and a large telecom provider.
Rice is more than just a staple food; it contributes to nearly one-fifth of all human consumed calories globally. The reliance on this cereal draws a clear picture of its indispensable role in ensuring food security, especially in developing countries. Today, rice consumption is increasing globally, while productivity is declining due to numerous factors.
Digitalization offers significant opportunities to improve the mitigation of environmental and human rights challenges in agricultural commodity supply chains. By leveraging digital technologies, stakeholders can enhance transparency, enable data-driven decision-making, empower smallholders, and promote sustainable practices throughout the supply chain.
Insights from one of Ksapa’s programs in Sri Lanka on the building and facilitation of a multi-stakeholder coalition needed to design and deploy programs transforming the agricultural practices of smallholders in the country.
A gender perspective applied in agricultural commodity supply chains involves considering the roles, needs, and contributions of both men and women throughout the supply chain. It recognizes that gender inequalities and differences exist, and that they can significantly impact the agricultural sector and supply chain dynamics.
Including the smallholder farmers perspective in agricultural project is challenging for a variety of reasons. Here are 10 principles ensuring success we have learned across our programs and experiences at Ksapa.
By integrating sustainability considerations into their purchasing practices, corporate buyers can exert significant influence on agricultural commodity supply chains and contribute to mitigating environmental impacts and promoting human rights.