One way to address ‘living wage’ is to have machines do the work
The Sustainable Trade Initiative ( IDH ) recent podcast with Richard Fairburn, former Unilever Africa exec reflected on reduced lower footprint operations as corporation and the significant opportunity to engage living wage, in context of his current advising role at the IDH think tank. He was provocative regarding drastic changes, and empathic regarding the large and multidimensional engagement that needs to occur to enable more sustainable development, for example in tea.
I thought it was a great discussion from Richard, we need more people with long experience to talk about the decision points and come together to form solutions. Thank you!
References, and recommended reading from my video:
2. Fountain, A.C, and Hütz-Adams, F. (2014): Defining a Decent Living. Living Income for Smallholder Cocoa Farmers in West Africa.
3. Konam, J. (2011). Integrated pest and disease management for sustainable cocoa production : a training manual for farmers and extension workers. Canberra, A.C.T, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research.
4. Anna Laven at KIT https://www.kit.nl/staff/anna-laven/
Bymolt, R., Laven, A., Tyszler, M. (2018). Demystifying the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT).
5. Eat Forum https://eatforum.org/
Willett, W., J. Rockström, B. Loken, M. Springmann, T. Lang, S. Vermeulen, T. Garnett, D. Tilman, F. Declerck, A. Wood, M. Jonell, M. Clark, L. J. Gordon, J. Fanzo, C. Hawkes, R. Zurayk, J. A. Rivera, W. De Vries, L. Majele Sibanda, A. Afshin, A. Chaudhary, M. Herrero, R. Agustina, F. Branca, A. Lartey, S. Fan, B. Crona, E. Fox, V. Bignet, M. Troell, T. Lindahl, S. Singh, S. E. Cornell, K. Srinath Reddy, S. Narain, S. Nishtar and C. J. L. Murray (2019). "Food in the Anthropocene: the EAT–Lancet Commission on healthy diets from sustainable food systems." The Lancet 393(10170): 447-492.
6. IDH who produced the podcast https://www.idhsustainabletrade.com/news-and-resources/podcast/