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Time: April 21, 2009 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: The Commonwealth Club
Street: 25 Northumberland Avenue
City/Town: London WC2N 5AP
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Event Type: business for development impact, event, series, #featafrica
Organized By: Overseas Development Institute, Department for International Development & Business Action for Africa
Latest Activity: Apr 28
PTuesday, 21 April, 17.30 to 19.00 followed by reception (Registration from 17.00).
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Businesses are expanding the market access of the poor through new approaches in their supply and distribution chains. What is being learnt from experience so far?
|Speaker:||Andy Wales, Head of Sustainable Development, SABMiller, will reflect on SABMiller's supply chain investment in India which has brought over 6,000 barley farmers into the supply chain. SAB recently assessed this and other supply chain work with small holder farmers in Africa, in terms of the social and commercial impacts, critical success factors, and areas for future action: audio and video,|
|David Croft, Sustainability Director, Cadbury, will speak on Cadbury's initiatives in Ghana that support cocoa producers at the base of their supply chain. He will reflect on the range of approaches adopted by Cadbury, from the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership to the recently-announced adoption of Fair Trade certification for Dairy Milk: audio and video.|
|Euan Wilmshurst, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, The Coca-Cola Company, will shift the focus from supply chains to distribution chains, reflecting on the Manual Distribution Centres developed by Coca-Cola in East Africa. This approach seeks to open employment opportunities for poor and less-skilled workers and offers significant potential for scaling up: audio and video.|
|Caroline Ashley, Overseas Development Institute, acting as Respondent, will reflect on what these and other experiences suggest concerning implementation and impact of supply and distribution chain reform: audio and video.|
|Chair:||Simon Maxwell, ODI|
|Discussion:||Audio and video.|
This event is part of a meeting series.