We facilitate inclusive business relationships through a sustainable food systems approach
Food systems are extremely complex. They encompass all the actors involved in the production, processing, distribution and consumption of our food, and are influenced by a myriad of factors. To understand the interactions within the system, to evaluate the potential impact of our interventions and to successfully manage trade-offs, we adopt a sustainable food system approach.
We combine activities targeting short-term needs with long-term investments and we develop and pilot innovative and scalable practices, joining forces with a broad network of partners from different backgrounds, sectors and territories. Next, we share the evidence we have gathered through strategic networks to promote scaling of our practices and to influence the international political agenda in favour of sustainable and inclusive food systems.
The food system is impacted by the inter-related challenges of climate change and inequality. Joining forces with different stakeholders is crucial to tackle some of the most pressing issues of our times.Explore the critical challenges we tackle
To sustain healthier and more sustainable food systems in the long run, we need to provide incentives and/or compensations for all actors to change their behaviour. Creating these incentives is at the heart of our strategy.
It’s all about doing business with a long-term outlook, fulfilling the needs of farmers and buyers alike. With this kind of forward-looking strategy, they can plan ahead more carefully, resulting in stronger businesses.
Following the LINK methodology, inclusive business relationships show in:
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Our new strategy charts a path towards sustainable food systems by focusing on interventions that can reshape the roles of multiple food system actors, from the global to local level.
Building on our expertise in creating inclusive business relationships, the strategy sets out our sustainable food system approach for working with diverse partners to strengthen selected commodity sectors - rice, cocoa and coffee - and to address the wider food system challenges of cities.