Numerous initiatives and organizations, politicians and business representatives are convinced that the sustainable design and integral view of agricultural supply chains is the key to long-term success.
Dr. Gerd Müller
Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development
"We have to redesign the supply chains. Because at the beginning there is always a person who has to live from his work. "
"The INA offers the opportunity to initiate and implement projects with other stakeholders to improve supply chain sustainability.
By pursuing the same goals and an open, trusting exchange we come to more transparency in our ways of working. In this way, we can increase mutual understanding of our approaches and work together to achieve a more sustainable impact."
Managing Director Solidaridad Germany e.V.
"The INA is an accelerator for sustainability with a focus on agricultural value chains. At Solidaridad, we want to provide INA with our expertise and access to our global network of smallholder farmers and related agricultural value chains. That way, we can join forces and progress faster together. "
"As a business group, one of our guiding principles is to take on social and environmental responsibility, and through the collaboration and trusting dialogue at INA, we receive valuable input that will help us to improve standards along our supply chains and to live up to our responsibilities."
Chairman of the Board Sustainable Cocoa e.V.
"Implementing comprehensive approaches for different agricultural commodities in individual regions is, in my opinion, the right way to achieve successful development cooperation. However, such an initiative can only be successful if partner projects are found that serve as examples. These projects should be of a certain size and then sustainable, that is to say long-term. "
SÜDWIND e.V. - Institute for Economics and Ecumenism
"There are currently a variety of approaches to tackle malpractice in the cultivation of agricultural products, and it is often found that only minor effects are achieved. Coordination of the various approaches is therefore urgently needed. To openly name these problems and to create a platform to work together to find solutions is an important step. However, it remains to be seen whether the companies will be involved, since cooperation and thinking in regions rather than in individual products contradicts their current purchasing practices. "
Board of Communications and Politics, Transfair e.V.
"Fair global trade is still the best way to tackle challenges such as the poverty of smallholder families or the consequences of the climate crisis. But only when fair trade becomes everyday, it develops its full effect. In addition to a committed civil society, it is above all more companies that take responsibility and strong political framework conditions that promote fairness even more. At INA, TransFair e.V. works together with numerous other players to ensure that producers in the South can live on long-term agricultural cultivation."
Managing Director Naturland e.V.
"The challenge of sustainably shaping the future of our nutrition in a global context has been moving Naturland for over 35 years. In keeping with the Agenda 2030, we understand sustainability as an interplay of ecological, social and economic aspects, which Naturland unites into a living whole and constantly expands and expands. We join the INA because we want to bring in our over 35 years of experience in international agricultural supply chains to show that it is possible to pursue high environmental and social standards and to ensure fairness in supply chains. We look forward to working with the other players to advance pressing issues such as living wages and income."
What does the INA approach to project work mean? Currently, pilot projects are underway in Ethiopia and Colombia. At this stage, we're regularly updating the course of the project and its results. We're looking for like-minded people to join us in creating these success stories.
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