Monday, December 4, 11:30 AM ET // 8:30AM PT

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Please join us for a discussion on how to promote carbon farming with smallholder farmers across the world. This session will include speakers from:

  • Sustainable Food Lab
  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture
  • Theo Chocolate

We will look at smallholder specific considerations for carbon farming. These include access to information, markets, technical assistance, credit and vulnerability to climate change. We will also cover the role of trade and agriculture in farmer livelihoods, trading models, certification and methods to support farmer to build resilience, regenerate soils and make long-term farm adaptation plans. 

How companies trade with smallholder farmers can make a significant impact and some guiding principles and basic learnings can lead to more fruitful value chains for farmers and brands. Colleagues at IITA and Theo chocolate will be on hand to discuss and briefly present based on their programs of direct trade and building farmers’ capacity to adapt to climate change using a stepwise investment strategy.

Rooted Community background

The Rooted Community is a practitioners group designed to build capacity, knowledge, and collaboration on carbon farming commitments among natural products companies. The first meeting focused on overall framing. The second meeting focused on quantifying carbon farming. This third session will review and build on those discussions and bring in the small-holder resilience dimension.

Robust carbon farming practices as a goal and ambition have captivated consumers and companies alike; now 71 companies have made a commitment to boost their agriculture practices through the Climate Collaborative. 

Many committed companies have expressed interest in learning from each other and growing together in skill and capacity on carbon farming. To answer this call, the Climate Collaborative is introducing a facilitated series of gatherings with the purpose of cultivating a knowledge-sharing space, and encouraging collective inspiration, troubleshooting and collaboration. The Sustainable Food Lab hosts and facilitates these interactive sessions featuring content expertise from within and outside the group. The sessions focus on moving companies from ambition to results, and content addresses:

− measurement to quantify regenerative agriculture, 
− resilience in small-holder supply chains
− collaborations in specific crops/regions

Contact [email protected] with interest and to learn more, or register for our next session here.

December 04, 2017 at 11:30am - 12:30pm

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