As part of promoting the sustainable development impacts of global supply chains, the Sustainable Food Lab facilitated a community of practice on performance measurement in smallholder supply chains. Today, the Food Lab focuses on Living Income for smallholders, and co-facilitates the Living Income Community of Practice.
The Smallholder Performance Measurement Community of Practice brought together companies, development and research organizations, lenders, and certification organizations to share cases and lessons and to develop consensus on a common approach to and share learning on smallholder performance measurement.
Specific activities of the community of practice included:
- Workshops and peer to peer discussions on measurement that focus on sharing what works and what doesn’t when it comes to what to assess, how to assess and how to turn that data to action on the ground, in smallholder supply chains (see the 2017 Smallholder Performance Measurement Report from our March 2017 workshop Hosted by Nestlé in Vevey Switzerland);
- Development of the framework called A Shared Approach to Smallholder Performance Measurement; and,
- Fieldwork to test indicators and metrics.
- Peer learning groups on emerging topics such as data management in backbone organizations, nutrition security and climate resilience.
- Creation of the Living Income Community of Practice, co-hosted with GIZ and ISEAL.