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Quality control by the determination of heavy metals in new variety of cocoa (cocoa mercedes) in Côte d’Ivoire. , Yapo, Kicho Denis, and Ouffoue Sébastien Koffi , Journal de la Société Ouest-Africaine de Chimie , 06/2014, Côte d’Ivoire, p.64, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Sustainable Cocoa. The Netherlands and the International Cocoa Sector, , World Cocoa Conference - The Netherlands, 09/2014, (2014) , (Practical Publication)
Behind the brands : food justice and the ‘Big 10’ food and beverage companies, Oxfam , Oxfam briefing paper, 2013///, Oxford, UK, (2013) , (Practical Publication)

Sourcing gender: gender productivity and sustainable sourcing strategies

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TitleSourcing gender: gender productivity and sustainable sourcing strategies
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBoodhna, A.
Date Published2011
Publication Languageeng
Keywordschain governance, chains & relations, empowerment, gender, Ghana, Ivory Coast, small farms, value chain analysis, women

This paper is part of the New Business Models for Sustainable Trading Relationships (NBMSTR) project. The NBMSTR project is a four-year collaboration between the Sustainable Food Laboratory, Rainforest Alliance, the International Institute for Environment and Development, the International Center for Tropical Agriculture, and Catholic Relief Services, supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The vision of the project is to develop and implement new business models that enable smallholders to participate in sustainable trading relationships with international businesses and thereby improve their livelihoods. New business models are prototypes of supply chains that distribute risks and rewards more evenly across the supply chain, improve the flow of market information, and increase access to credit and technical assistance. The project is working in four value chains with a cross cutting research agenda: fine flavor cocoa in Ghana, certified cocoa in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, smallholder flowers in Kenya, and dried beans in Ethiopia. For each of the value chains, the project is focused on (1) building demand for the product, (2) improving trading relationships through the emerging new business model for sustainable trading relationship framework, and (3) improving production and processing practices to increase productivity and meet the requirements of the market.