News & Events


Measures on Deforestation – Producing Countries’ Perspectives

In the run-up to the presentation of the legislative proposal to avoid or minimise the placing of products associated with deforestation or forest degradation on the EU market, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) would like to invite representatives from partner countries and the European Union to share their views on how to jointly protect forests through measures on the demand and the supply side.


Digital Workshop – Empowering action towards Living Incomes and Wages

The Living Income Community of Practice (LICoP) invites to a discussion on strengthening measures to ensure living incomes and wages. Topics to be discussed include how measurement approaches can provide feedback to smallholder families and create value for them and their communities.


Online event: Sustainable procurement in the agriculture and -food industry

The event addresses the increasing influence of sustainability in procurement in the agricultural and food industry. In particular, the interaction of procurement practices and environmental as well as social aspects plays a role.


Digital panel discussion: Sustainable transformation of the economic and trade system

The Fair Trade Advocacy Office (FTAO) is addressing opportunities for a fair and sustainable transformation of the economic and trade system by governments with the slogan "Build Back Fairer".


Online nur Kännchen: Sorgfaltspflichten in Unternehmen

In unserer Reihe ‚Online nur Kännchen‘ geben wir einen Überblick über die zukünftige deutsche Regelung zu menschenrechtlichen Sorgfaltspflichten in Unternehmen. Zusammen mit dem Helpdesk des Nationalen Aktionsplan für Wirtschaft und Menschenrechte (NAP) schauen wir auf Risikoanalyse, Online-Tools und gesetzliche Regelungen.


More sustainability in the natural rubber supply chain: Continental further expands commitment

Automotive supplier and tire manufacturer Continental plans to make its entire supply chains sustainable by 2050. A joint project with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on sustainable natural rubber supply chains is to be further expanded to this end.


Webinar: Due diligence for living income in supply chains

In an online event, the Living Income Community of Practice (LI CoP), together with the Fairtrade Advocacy Office (FTAO), discusses the importance of due diligence laws for agricultural products with the goal of promoting living incomes and wages.


Online event: Corporate purchasing practices and the role of EU policies

The event "Business purchasing practices as a way to improve Human rights - what role for EU policies?" organized by the Fair Trade Advocacy Office and Traidcraft Exchange addresses the link between human rights and business purchasing practices.


Study: Webinar on Crop Diversification in the Indian Organic Cotton Sector

With a particular focus on India's organic cotton sector, the Organic Cotton Accelerator (OCA) study is investigating the potential of intercrop diversification in agriculture. Key findings from the research project, which go beyond use in the organic cotton sector, have now been presented in a webinar.


Online event: Water stewardship of palm oil and natural rubber in Indonesia

The first online webinar in the Spotlight series on the ISEAL Innovations Fund project "Boosting sustainability practice and performance at the landscape level through good water stewardship" brings together two globally traded commodities: Palm Oil and Natural Rubber. The goal is to explore practical ways to strengthen water stewardship using landscape and jurisdictional approaches.