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20 minutes | Feb 4, 2018
Ep. 5: How agricultural trade supports food security
31 minutes | Jan 21, 2018
Ep. 4: How to Connect Japanese High-End Buyers with Colombian Cacao Farmers
In 2009, along with a couple of friends, Carlos founds the company Cacao de Colombia. Based in Popayán, close to the well-known cacao-growing region Tumaco, the company works directly with smallholder associations to ensure high-quality cacao. Carlos shares how Cacao de Colombia is building relationships with cacao-growing communities in Colombia to offer single-origin cacao that, because of its high quality, has the potential to secure good prices for farmers.
36 minutes | Jan 7, 2018
Ep. 3: How to Change the Global Economy by Redistributing Value Along the Supply Chain
Dr. Luca Alinovi is the Founder and CEO of PP Sherpas, a startup that empowers farmers to increase their incomes. It aims to do so by improving transparency and enabling access to infrastructure using a mix of technologies and concepts like blockchain and the sharing economy. Luca will explain how he's transforming his key learnings in the third and private sector into a platform that uses insights from previous FAO projects and corrects unhelpful ideas about why poor people are poor.
23 minutes | Dec 17, 2017
Ep. 2: How to Work with Hard to Work with Markets
Dr. Alejandro Guarín is a Senior Researcher at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) where he works on sustainable diets, consumer behaviour and deforestation in the Amazon. Alejandro will walk us through the fascinating market that plays a critical role in developing countries to help us understand why it’s so hard to study and why it holds so much potential
20 minutes | Dec 3, 2017
Ep. 1: How to Rebel Against Capitalism by Selling Quinoa
Sergio Núñez de Arco is the co-founder and CEO of Andean Naturals, a B Corporation that commercialises quinoa sourced from Bolivia. B stands for benefit. In the US, a Benefit Corporation is a FOR-PROFIT corporate entity that within its legally defined goals includes having a positive impact on society, the community and the environment. YAAAAAAAS. But is being a B Corp all rainbows and butterflies or are there trials and tribulations? Tune in to learn what it's reaaally like to be a B Corporation!
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