Summit Opening Dinner and Anniversary Celebration

Sustainable Food Lab Board members Shauna Sadowski from Annies, Inc. and Jefferson Shriver from Catholic Relief Services shared reflections on 10 years of mainstreaming sustainable agriculture. Shauna noted that over the years she has come to appreciate many things about the organization, but the following aspects, in particular, resonate most with her: Diverse perspectives –…

Welcome and Opening

Our collective work is at the dynamic intersection of sustainable sourcing, sustainable agriculture, and international development.  Jan-Kees Vis of Unilever, who is deeply engaged in most the industry forums grappling with these issues, shared his sense of the evolving “territory” of key approaches and issues as a context for the Summit.  Jan-Kees Vis, Unilever R&D…

Plenary: Scaling up Engagement in Producer Livelihoods

Justin Tait working jointly for Unilever and Oxfam, Jan-Kees Vis from Unilever and Clemens Tenge from Symrise AG, discussed how global firms – who are often distant from the actual sourcing from smallholders – scale up their positive impact on the livelihoods of smallholders. Unilever discussed their new strategy for scaling up engagement with smallholders, along with…

OFF-SITE DINNER AT HUACA PUCLLANA

Peru is experiencing a culinary resurgence and hosts one of the largest culinary fairs in the world, La Mistura. Dinner included a chef-led discussion about the Impact of the Gastronomy Movement. Four important members of the Peruvian Gastronomy Movement addressed the gathering over dinner. Flavio Solorzano Alvarez is the executive chef at El Senorio De…

Plenary: Arcos Dorados

Latin America’s McDonald’s franchise and the Syngenta Foundation share their initiative to scale local sourcing from smallholders across the entire LA region, and how they think about the business case for smallholder inclusion. Leonardo Lima from Arco Dorados and Carola Amezaga from Syngenta Foundation touched on what partnerships and co-investment are most promising to make these…