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Ripe for Change: Ending human suffering in supermarket supply chains

Ripe for Change: Ending human suffering in supermarket supply chains
120 pages

Authors
Willoughby, Robin
Gore, Tim

Publication date
21 Jun 2018

DOI
10.21201/2018.1787

ISBN
978-1-78748-178-7

Publisher
Oxfam

Type
Campaign report

Inequality is rampant across the global economy, and the agro-food sector is no exception. At the top, big supermarkets and other corporate food giants dominate global food markets, allowing them to squeeze value from vast supply chains that span the globe, while at the bottom the bargaining power of small-scale farmers and workers has been steadily eroded in many of the countries from which they source. The result is widespread human suffering among the women and men producing food for supermarkets around the world.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. This report launches Oxfam’s new campaign to expose the root causes behind human suffering in food supply chains and to mobilize the power of people around the world to help to end it, starting with a focus on the role of supermarkets.

See here for a full list of associated annexes to this report, including national reports, case studies, methodology note and datasets.

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