Aparajita Bhalla, Global Director of Sector Transformation for Rainforest Alliance, states that we can't make progress towards a sustainable future unless the economic resilience and wellbeing of farmers is addressed first.
We can’t meet the SDGs without improving farmers’ incomes. Here’s why
As the advocacy director at Rainforest Alliance, Emma Harbour spends a lot of time participating in discussions about how best to transform exploitative supply chains. Within these public conversations, she has also observed the unfortunate practice of spreading misinformation. A recent example can be found in Nestlé’s decision to change its sourcing for KitKat bars in the UK from Fairtrade to Rainforest Alliance, spurring a lively debate, but not all of it is based on facts. For this reason, she offers below clarifications and a few corrections of erroneous statements which can circulate when pitting certifications against one another.
Seven German retailers, Aldi Nord, Aldi Sud, Lidl, dm, REWE, Kaufland, and Tegut set themselves the goal to work towards providing a living income and living wage for farmers and workers in their supply chains.