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August 2020

Dear all,

In this email, you'll find the latest news and useful resources published by the Living Income Community of Practice. In this edition, we also present the upcoming webinars calendar for summer/fall 2020. 

News from the LiCop 

GUIDANCE | Guidance manual on calculating and visualizing the income gap to a Living Income Benchmark. The Living Income Community of Practice recently published guidance to support researchers and practitioners in assessing the gap between actual farming household incomes and estimates of the Living Income Benchmark in a particular location. Read more here

GUIDANCE | Guidance on calculating household income. The document provides guidance on how to measure and calculate actual incomes for smallholder households in agricultural contexts. Keep reading here  

TOOLKIT | Guiding steps towards living income in the supply chain - How to mainstream living income in your company’s activities. This is a guide for companies seeking to address poverty and economic viability with smallholder farmers in their supply chains. 
Browse here 

F&A | Looking for a Living Income Benchmark? 
This FAQ is designed to help LI CoP members understand, find and use living income benchmarks and alternative intermediary income targets. Read more here

Data set |  LIVING INCOME BENCHMARKS. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has compiled this record of credible wage and income benchmarks. The data is current as of June 2020. Explore here

WEBINAR | Pricing Strategies to close the Gap and the need to consider Supply Management. Watch here

WEBINAR | Financing Pathways to Living Income. Watch here 

WEBINAR | Living Income and Standards Systems: Main challenges and cross-sectoral learning. Watch here
Upcoming webinars calendar - Summer/Fall 2020

  • Living Income Reference Prices - Calculation and private sector insights [27th August 2-3.30 pm BST]. Register here
  • How to build a living income roadmap: Integrating living income into your business [22th September 2-3.30 pm BST]. Register here
  • What do we know about the impacts of market-based sustainability tools on farmer livelihoods? [1st October 3:30-4:30 pm BST]. Register here
  • Partie I: Démystifier le concept de revenu vital: De quoi il s'agit et comment il peut promouvoir votre travail | Part I: Demystifying the living income concept: What it is about and how it can promote your work [Langue: Français | Language: French]. [7 October  2:30-4:00 pm BST]. Register here
  • Living income and SS – Implementing living income requirements in standard systems [22 October  2:30-3:30 pm BST]. Register here
  • Part II:Get inspired: Insights on practical pathways towards living income & Part III: Getting started: First steps for preparing action [French language]. Date TBC. Refer our website for updates.
This community of practice is a result of a partnership between The Sustainable Food Lab, GIZ and the ISEAL Alliance. Visit the Living Income website for more information.​

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