Several SAI Platform members participated in a debate on ‘Feeding the planet: finding solutions to the global challenges’, an event hosted by the Guardian and BoardBia on 11 May at the 2015 Expo in Milan. The article resulting from this debate addresses what global food companies can do for producers at the bottom of the pyramid and to save natural resources. The debate’s contributors highlighted examples of business or multi-stakeholder programs for and investing in small-scale farmers and other sustainable agriculture practices, while also recognizing that global companies play a key role and that more can be done. Participants also discussed how to connect to consumers and make sustainably grown food attractive to them.
Read the Guardian article ‘Companies have critical role in creating a better food system here.