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.
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.
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can accurately map and measure the overall environmental impact of supply chains, and confirm the relevance of alternatives that accelerate the responsible decarbonization of industrial assets. In this blog, Ksapa explains how LCA can help companies compare the relative environmental gains of biomass alternatives to fossil fuels.
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.
A range of industrial projects can contribute to local development, decarbonization and inclusive growth. Their acceptability is often no less complicated than others. Here’s an operating brief.