28 September 2022

Championing Smallholders for Trade Equity and Sustainability

TESS participated in a workshop session on barriers to sustainable agricultural commodity trade and how work on sustainable trade at the WTO could support overcoming them.

Sustainable agricultural commodity trade that ensures fair returns to farmers while reducing impacts on forests and biodiversity is a topic that’s front and centre globally. However, the necessary transition is hampered by barriers in key areas: data, traceability and standards; awareness and technical capacity; collaboration and participatory approaches; and policy and regulatory incentives.

This workshop session was organized by the Trade, Development and the Environment Hub, funded by UK Research and Innovation, and TESS. They presented an original documentary filmed by the TRADE Hub, focused on cocoa and palm oil smallholders in Cameroon, as a case study for the workshop.

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