Helping enterprises build responsible agricultural supply chains
Enterprises involved in agricultural supply chains can create employment, raise labour standards and bring the technology to increase agricultural production or reduce pollution.
But their activities can also contribute to food insecurity by leading to the eviction of local communities from their lands. Child labour and abuses of migrant workers and women are regularly reported. The production of some agricultural commodities leads to soil degradation, water resource depletion and deforestation.
The OECD and the UN FAO have developed guidance to help enterprises observe standards of responsible business conduct to ensure that their operations do not lead to adverse impacts and contribute to sustainable development.
> The guidance is implemented in partnership with the FAO, including through: a pilot project to enable enterprises to road-test it and share best practices; the development of easy-to-use guides; and the organisation of webinars to build the capacities of the various stakeholders involved in agricultural supply chains.
18-19 June 2015: Due diligence along agricultural supply chains
10 June 2015: Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case | White Paper
26 June 2014: RBC along agricultural supply chains
MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP
To lead this work, a multi-stakeholder Advisory Group was established in October 2013.
In addition, a public consultation on the draft guidance was held during January and February 2015.
LINKS AND DOCUMENTS
Tenure and governance in agricultural and forestry supply chains: Undertaking risk-based due diligence - Global Landscapes Forum