Mobile education platforms for gherkin farmers in India
This project seeks to improve livelihoods and increase yields of gherkin farmers in southern India through a more effective way of teaching best agricultural practices. Marcatus QED, an agri-food solutions company, has developed a mobile education platform to overcome educational barriers that affect gherkin farmers, particularly women farmers who traditionally receive minimal agricultural education services. With initial support from local partners such as gender experts, supply chain stakeholders, and Digital Green, the platform has developed training videos that star local female and male farmers. These videos are screened in such a way to ensure that all farmers, especially women, have access to the education.
Listen to the podcast How can overcoming educational barriers improve the sustainability of smallholder supply chains? In this podcast we speak to Amanda Klarer, the Responsible Farming Program Manager at Marcatus QED.
Vetiver together provides alternative income generating activities for vetiver producing communities in Haiti. Through the provision of livestock and seedlings, vetiver producing families (and particularly women) are enabled to generate additional income. This reduces the need to harvest the vetiver prematurely, which has negative impacts on quality and price. The project is led by International Flavours and Fragrances (IFF) together with Heifer International.
Improving the lives of women pickers in the Ylang Ylang value chain
In the Comoros, fragrance company Firmenich and its partners 2mains and Firmenich Supplier work together to support the empowerment of women smallholders and pickers in the ylang-ylang essential oil value chain. The partnership seeks to increase the recognition of their role in the supply chain, improve women's working conditions and income. Activities include the provision of training on best practices, income diversification support and the development of new contractual arrangements
that benefit women.
Sustainable sourcing model for coconut sugar in Indonesia
Puter Foundation are designing and implementing a sustainable sourcing model in the coconut sugar supply chain which combines business and environmental protection in a new region (outside Java). The project focuses on building a supply chain; developing training to transfer knowledge and good practices; and strengthening women capabilities and participation in the supply chain.