The study aims to improve (a) understanding of the key salient human rights risks and their root causes in the Ugandan coffee value chains, as experienced by stakeholders and rights holders; as well as (b) the understanding of the barriers and conditions for human rights due diligence (HREDD) to be a participatory and empowering tool to address sustainability and human rights issues. It will reflect on the impact of implementing HREDD both for the company as well as for the rights holders.
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Labour conditions in the South African wine industry have been a contentious issue for decades. This directly links to SDG 8 which stipulates decent work for all. A large proportion of South Africa’s wine production is exported to markets in EU. Governments, consumers, and NGOs in these markets are demanding wine that is produced in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Therefore, several ethical trade initiatives have arisen to ensure compliance with fair labour practices. This case study will assess the impact of these initiatives relevant to wine exports from South Africa to the EU.
The aim is to collectively find leverage points for enhancing and supporting local markets while also enhancing the availability of poultry meat at local level. Particular attention will be paid to the role of policy frameworks and social cohesion in strengthening the domestic poultry market in Ghana
Governing trade to influence land-use and food systems pathways: The expansion of soybeans-meat complex in the MATOPIBA Brazilian frontier
The case study will look at how different trade agreements, institutions, rules and established practices could shape the expansion of the soybeans-meat complex in the MATOPIBA region to ensure more sustainable, equitable, inclusive, and resilient outcomes