KAMPALA, Uganda, August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – At Hause Limited has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the goal to reduce agriculture loss by providing 300,000 low-income producers in rural Uganda with insect and rot-resistant packaging. By 2021, the company will create 30,000 indirect jobs for low-income retailers, wholesalers, traders and distributors of these bags. By 2023, the company also aims to provide 1 million low-income people working in Uganda’s agribusiness with increased access to markets in Africa, Dubai and the Gulf Cooperation Council region.
UPALA, Costa Rica, August 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Costa Rican-based Nahua Cacao has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) intending to improve the quality of life of at least 200 low-income cocoa farming families in rural Costa Rica by increasing their income and strengthening their knowledge through improved sustainable agricultural practices by 2021.
ISTANBUL, August 7, 2020: Ninety-two percent of Turkey’s dairy sector is comprised of micro-scale farms (fewer than 20 cows) which produce over 15 billion litres of milk per year. Pınar Süt is a dairy company committed to supporting the sustainability of the dairy sector and small-scale dairy farming in Turkey. The company engages these smallholder dairy farmers as suppliers.
CHISINAU, Moldova, August 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ – As the first member company from the Republic of Moldova, educational technology company Codifun has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to broaden its delivery of affordable information technology (IT) courses by 2022 and enable 125,000 low-income people in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine to find well-paying jobs.
Colombia’s first certified organic drinks brand aims to fight rural poverty by working directly with low-income farmers as suppliers and producers
Medellín, Colombia, July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Colombian organic beverage company Dcada has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the aim to directly contract 15 small-scale Colombian farmers and guarantee fair payments, while providing technical assistance to them to become organically certified by 2024. Dcada will also have 100 percent of the ingredients used in its products sourced organically from regional Colombian farmers and support the growth of women participating in its supply chain by 2024.
BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Colombian coffee exporter Lohas Beans has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to expand their suppliers by 60 percent, from 22 to 35 coffee grower associations and support them in acquiring organic certification by 2022. Lohas Beans will also invest in training to improve production quality and guarantee a minimum monthly income increase for small-scale farmers.
Close to 90 percent of men and women hold some sort of bias against women according to analysis in UNDP’s Gender Social Norm Index (GSNI) released earlier this year – providing clues to the invisible barriers women face when it comes to achieving equality.
Women-led businesses, for instance, are particularly hard hit by the pandemic as they face structural barriers, limited access to finance, and information asymmetry.
BOGOTA, Colombia, July 8 2020 /3BL Media/ -- The COVID-19 emergency has made it clear that the world needs to work comprehensively to build an inclusive and sustainable future. For this reason, the National Planning Department (DNP), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with Business Call to Action (BCtA), and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) have launched the SDG Corporate Tracker Colombia. This multi-stakeholder platform allows measuring Colombia’s progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.