SpaceX’s recent disaster is bad news for African smallholder farmers

By Peter Derksen | September 09, 2016

Last week, during a routine check, SpaceX's latest rocket exploded on the launch pad in a great ball of fire. The payload, a multi-million dollar internet satellite, was already mounted on the...

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Sustainable Food Summit: How a flexible software platform can support creating efficient and sustainable supply chains

By Peter Derksen | June 22, 2016

Food related companies are facing many challenges these days, including food safety, fraud, product quality and consumer trust. During the last few years, the sustainable sourcing of raw materials...

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Long-term collaboration to improve smallholder farmer livelihood

By Johan Zandbergen | May 09, 2016

In order to create a fair income for all actors in the supply chain, sustainable production and trade systems are essential. For this to happen, long-term collaboration is needed, where all...

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How population growth, extreme poverty, smallholder farmers and CO2 emissions are connected

By Peter Derksen | April 07, 2016

Understanding the world requires data to be analysed. The same applies for supply chains. If you want to improve the quality and sustainability of supply chains, you will need to gather data from...

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Webinar: improve livelihood and sustainability of smallholder farmers by data analysis and training

By Peter Derksen | March 24, 2016

70% of all food in the world is produced by smallholder farmers. Nuts, cocoa, cotton and many other commodities come from smallholder farmers. Despite producing so much food, smallholder farmers...

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Kenyan smallholder farmers and food waste

By Peter Derksen | March 15, 2016

On 10 March ChainPoint attended a workshop in Berlin, focused on reducing food waste in the Kenyan horticulture industry. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), about...

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Why supporting smallholder farmers will benefit your supply chain and company

By Peter Derksen | January 27, 2016

For some, or maybe even most companies, the true impact of their supply chain lies beyond tier 1 suppliers. Suppliers of suppliers, perhaps even up to farmer level, can sometimes have the biggest...

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