From the field to the shelf
The podcast for sustainable agricultural supply chains
Have you ever wondered what role digitization plays in global supply chains? What does your cup of coffee have to do with Blockchain? Or are you dealing with gender inequality in the cocoa harvest? Do you know what impact populism has on sustainable development?
This and other varied questions of development cooperation are the subject of the first German-language podcast for sustainable agricultural supply chains.
With experts, we talk about strategies and backgrounds, highlight different perspectives of development cooperation and provide practical insights into projects around the world.
Prof. Dr. Rhyner is the scientific director of the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research/Innovation Campus Bonn (ICB) and deals daily with the latest findings on the topic of sustainability. In this episode, we will discuss, among other things, the main areas of research at the ICB, renewable resources and sustainability in global value chains. We also venture a look at future challenges and developments in the field of sustainability.
We have to thank her for the fair trade coffee in the Deutsche Bahn: Melanie Weigel. In this episodes she talks about her activities in the field of sustainability, corporate responsibility and the supply chain law.
In this episode Joel Brounen from Solidaridad gives us an insight into the INCAS project in Colombia and explains how digital solutions can help to achieve greater transparency and sustainability. Moreover he describes the impact of Covid-19 in Colombia.
What is the Ministry of Development doing about climate change? How are sustainability challenges discussed? And what is the implementation like?
Gunther Beger gives us an exclusive insight into the work of the Federal Development Ministry. He is head of department for “fundamental questions; Economy; Trade; rural development ”. Together with partners from the production countries, this department implements concrete development cooperation solutions.
In this episode we are visiting INKOTA, a civil society organization that works for a fairer world and is also part of the Initiative Lieferkettengesetz. In an interview with Johannes Schorling, who is the consultant for business and human rights at INKOTA, we clarify what the initiative is about and how the discussion about a supply chain law came about.
Here you can find more information about the Supply Chain Act: www.inkota.de/lieferkettengesetz
With Koko Warner from the UN Climate Change Secretariat. We will discuss how challenges such as climate change or food security will change the way we live in the future and how we ourselves can take action to contribute to sustainable development.
Find out more about the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) here.
The climate report and other reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can be found here.
In this episode we talk about Populism and its consequences for and effect on sustainable Development. In order to do that, we have invited Dr. Aline Burni, Dr. Paul Marschall and Maximilian Högl from the German Development Institute/ Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).
Download the paper we mentioned in the podcast here.
With our expert Friederike Martin from the "Sustainable Agricultural Supply Chains and Standards" program, we talk about living wages and thus conclude our series on prices.
Here you can find out about the activities of the Living Income Community of Practice. There you can find further resources like studies and webinars.The episode is only available in German.
In our latest episode we have Wendy Arenas from Colombia as our guest, who gives us an insight into the work of the Cocoa Forests & Peace Initiative. We talk about the current political situation as well as the opportunities and challenges that the cocoa sector in Colombia offers. This episode is in English language.
In this episode we talk to Claudia Brück of Trans Fair. Among other things, it addresses the causes and consequences of low commodity prices, the vision of fair trade and the responsibility of consumers.
Today we are at the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) in Duisburg and talk with Dr. Christian Scheper about the responsibility of different players along global supply chains in the context of low commodity prices, low incomes and wages.
On the website of the INEF you can find out about the research projects of the institute. Many results and studies are also available for download there.
In the third episode, we are guests at the Blockchain Lab and talk about the application examples and future trends of blockchain technology.
This time, we'll give you a brief look at two studies that looked at digitization, especially with respect to gender equality.
Lars Kahnert (GIZ) reports on digital solutions, the jungle of apps and concrete application possibilities.
You can find out more about the project in Ethiopia mentioned here.