The webinar with Mette Olsen, Sustainability Manager, Maersk Line discussed:
- The challenges facing India’s smallholder farmers in linking effectively to global value chains - with about 80%of all land holdings in India being than 5 acres, and 63% being less than 3 acres.
- The social, economic and environmental impact potential of India’s emerging banana export trade.
- What needs to be done across different stages in the value chain to unlock India’s future potential in a sustainable manner.
Questions addressed during the Q&A session include:
- What is the specific target market for the Indian Bananas?
- You said that Fairtrade was not a feasible option for now. Are you looking into any other certification schemes that would ensure better environmental and social social standards and guarantee better prices for farmers?
- Do you think this could have a big impact to Phil Cluster banana business?
- I am curious to learn more from here mainly about Maersk's approach to supply chain analysis
- The potential impact on reducing post-harvest waste is impressive, have you done more work on your potential to address this for this either in different countries or different commodities?
Please post any further questions in the comments section below.
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