Director of publications
Teresa Ribera

Pierre Barthélemy, Marion Gourdin, Carine Antunes

Anna Kiff

april 2017N° 76

Taking action on global commodity supply chains: a tool for sustainable development

Palm oil production has demonstrable impacts in terms of environmental and social sustainability. The responsibility for these impacts lies as much with producer countries, especially in Southeast Asia, as with consumer countries, particularly in Europe, at the different levels of the associated value chain. How is this value chain organised? What are the power relations involved? What are the consequences in terms of governance and value distribution? An analysis of these questions is the core of a research project led by IDDRI focusing on the sustainability of a number of commodities that are widely traded throughout the world.

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