Measuring Fairness in Supply Chain Trading Relationships

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The IIED, Oxfam and the Centre for Value Chain Research at the University of Kent developed a survey and analysis tool to provide evidence of the principles in action by looking at the relationships between actors in smallholder-based supply chains. The tool provides a health check on the state of relationships and gives an indication of where further investigation may be required. The following methodology guide explains the conceptual foundation of the metrics, the survey design and implementation, and how to analyse and apply the results. The Survey Instruments Tool is available separately.

The tool is aimed primarily at two audiences: i) procurement teams for organizations sourcing agricultural raw materials wholly or partly from smallholder producers; and ii) development organizations implementing value chain projects.