Socially Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains as a Way to End Hunger
German businesses imported more than EUR 2bn worth of agricultural and food products from Africa alone, including from many countries where the food insecurity situation is moderate to alarming according to the World Hunger Index. Smallholders and agricultural workers are particularly affected, because in many low-income countries, up to 60% of the population works in agriculture often without access to even basic human and labor rights.
Welthungerhilfe is therefore committed to using the leverage of agricultural supply chains to engage the private sector in action against hunger. One of the ways we are doing this is by raising awareness among businesses of their responsibility and advising them of workable solutions. A practical tool that has been developed to support private sector efforts is the Food Security Standard (FSS).