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  • February, 2017

The Challenge

Through agricultural value chains and smallholder sourcing programmes, the private sector has an opportunity to contribute to a number of SDGs and targets, including those aimed at reducing poverty, doubling agricultural productivity, creating decent work, and promoting women’s empowerment.

As a start point, many companies operating in this area have undertaken extensive mapping exercises to clarify how their existing strategies and programmes align with relevant SDGs—primarily to inform internal engagement and dialogue with external stakeholders. Whilst this foundational work is important, a growing number of companies are now asking themselves and their partners how they can harness the SDGs to spur even greater impact for the business and for smallholders.

The Output

The Challenge developed guidance for businesses with smallholder sourcing strategies on how to harness the SDGs for greater impact, informed by research and consultation with civil society, government and academia.  Download the Business Guide here.

The Timeframe

10 months, ending Q1 2017

08 September: How can business harness the SDGs for greater impact in smallholder agricultural value chains? Online Discussion, as part of the SDGs and Agriculture Challenge - Online Read more
A growing number of companies are asking how they can harness the SDGs to spur greater impact for the business and for smallholders. We have teamed up with the Sustainable Food Lab, Mars, SABMiller and DFID to develop guidance for businesses with smallholder sourcing strategies. This online discussion aims to inform this guidance.
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