Smallholders and Communities

Participate in ethical supply chains and ensure your rights are respected

Smallholder groups and other local producers can use the Framework to help understand requirements and capitalize on opportunities to participate in ethical supply chains. Indigenous peoples, local communities, and workers can use it to help safeguard their rights and interests in relation to commodity supply chains.


Understand buyer expectations and how to meet them

  • Understand market expectations for responsibly-produced commodities to ensure market access and secure favorable buyer relationships for your products
  • Make strategic land-use decisions and investments in the future of your operation based on greater confidence about market expectations
Good practices for key topics

Make your voice heard and ensure your interests are addressed

  • Understand and advocate for your rights in relation to the establishment and management of farms, plantations, and concessions in your community
  • Participate in supply chain monitoring and accountability mechanisms to help hold companies accountable based on the requirements and expectations for supply chain actors outlined in the Framework
  • Request support from supply chain actors or participate in multi-stakeholder processes to drive sustainability improvements in your area
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Sustainability belongs to everyone. It should give a fair opportunity for companies with lots of resources or those with less resources, and companies that are just embarking on the journey of sustainability.

Gita Syahrani
Executive Director, Lingkar Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)


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If you have specific questions about how the Framework can be applied in your context, or if you would like to speak to a member of the AFi team, please contact us below.

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