Sustainable smallholder development: How to empower farmers and deliver business solutions at scale

14-15 March | London

This off-the-record, debate driven conference will discuss the strategies that can help business build large-scale resilience of farmers across a variety of agricultural crops such as cocoa, coffee, palm, cotton and more. This engaging debate will bring together around 150 top representatives from corporates, NGOs, suppliers, traders, development agencies, investors, government bodies and other relevant organisations.

For an overview of the speakers and the agenda, see here.

What we’ll cover on 14-15 March:

  • Sustainable Development Goals: A how-to for companies on strategically integrating the 17 SDGs into their smallholder policy to raise social and economic development.
  • Capacity building: Determining the business role in building capacity for farmer resilience, independence and stability.
  • Innovative financial mechanisms: Practical examples of innovative financial risk-sharing models that can provide long-term finance for smallholder farmers.
  • Economic viability of farming: Providing progressive solutions to securing future supply chains.
  • Pre-competitive collaboration: Understanding how business can facilitate greater collaboration and knowledge sharing across agri supply chains.
  • Digital data technology: Using case studies to understand the potential of technology at both company and farmer level.

Amongst those already confirmed to participate are senior professionals from Sime Darby, Diageo, Mondelez, Unilever, Barry Callebaut, Bayer, Mars, IDH, One Acre Fund, UTZ, IFC, Techno Serve, Root Capital, ING and many more.

If you would like to attend, the event is now open for delegate registrations. You can sign up here to save £300 at the launch rate.