Initiative presents cases of innovation to promote family farming inclusion
The Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) at the FGV´s Sao Paulo School of Business Administration (FGV EAESP) will soon present 12 cases of innovation to promote the inclusion of family farming in food chains. The initiative, part of the “Put it on the Table” Project, is being conducted in partnership with Citi and sponsored by the Citi Foundation. The event will take place on September 12, at 1 pm, in FGV EAESP’s auditorium at Avenida Nove de Julho, 2029, Bela Vista, Sao Paulo (there is also an entrance at Rua Itapeva, 432).
This year, a contest based on the themes of climate change and the agroecological transition was held in May and June. Eighty entries were received, and 12 of them, in all regions of the country, were selected, with the aim of inspiring companies and governmental authorities in the agriculture and food chain.
The 12 cases will be presented in discussion groups. FGVces wants to highlight these initiatives and their solutions, in areas such as innovative technical assistance, Brazilian biomass (focusing on the Amazon and semiarid areas) and leadership of governmental organizations.
The event will bring together various stakeholders that reflect the diversity and complexity of the challenges involved: farmers, cooperatives, retail chains, food manufacturers, small businesses and startups, civil society organizations, public sector representatives and researchers.
To select the cases, FGVces’ researchers took into consideration their degree of innovation, their connection with the themes of climate change and the agroecological transition, their contribution to family farming inclusion, and their potential to be scaled up and replicated.
For more information about the project, click here.