Land is the bridge between companies’ environmental and social sustainability agendas, and it is foundational to both. To implement their commitments on climate change, net zero emissions, human rights, women’s empowerment, and farmer livelihoods, companies must focus on land in agricultural value chains: who controls it, who can access it, who has rights to it, and who enjoys the benefits derived from it (‘land inequality’). This Briefing for Business presents eight land-focused ‘essential issues for business action’- and corresponding recommendations - that leading companies can integrate into their existing sustainability efforts.
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This paper was written by Chloe Christman Cole, with support from Stephanie Burgos. It draws on research commissioned by Oxfam from Gabriela Nagle Alverio and Marcelo Silva Oliveira Goncalves. Oxfam acknowledges the assistance of: Ward Anseeuw, Giulia Baldinelli, Caroline Brodeur, Barbara Codispoti, Sharmeen Contractor, Lies Craeynest, Nafkote Dabi, Gustavo Ferroni, Susana Gauster, Uwe Gneiting, Petra Hamers, Matt Hamilton, Max Lawson, Kauwel Qazi, Helen Ripmeester, Dorcas Robinson, Naomi Shadrack, Hilde Stroot, Pubudini Wickramaratne, Suzanne Zweben, and colleagues from across the Oxfam confederation in its production.
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