Agriculture

"Danish dairy firm Arla Foods commits to undertake human rights due diligence in line with UN Guiding Principles", Copenhagen Post (Denmark) 12 Jan 2014

"US: Tobacco Growers Association of North Carolina implements new child labour policy", Human Rights Watch, Oct 2014

"From Audit to Innovation: Advancing Human Rights in Global Supply Chains", Shift, Aug 2013
Includes case study on Chiquita

"US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor", US Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, 1 May 2013
See section VI

Company Mechanisms for Addressing Human Rights Complaints”, CSR Europe, Mar 2013

"Four Human Rights Issues Every Food and Agriculture Company Needs to Understand", Peter Nestor, BSR Insight, 12 Feb 2013

"'Unheard Voices' Speak Out: Indigenous Ethiopians Demand a Stop to Human Rights Abuses Stemming from Agricultural Investment Policies", Oakland Institute, 5 Feb 2013

"Towards responsible investment for large scale farming: good practices at the level of private and public investors", Aidenvironment, 28 Oct 2012

“What should companies do when states offer prime land on a platter?” Salil Tripathi, Wambui Kimathi, Institute for Human Rights & Business, in Guardian (UK), 6 Mar 2012

“South East Asian Human Rights Commissioners and Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations adopt Bali Declaration on Human Rights and Agribusiness”, Forest People's Programme, 20 Feb 2012

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