MARS: Farmer Income Lab
The Farmer Income Lab is one of Mars’s focus areas. The Lab is a collaborative think-do tank founded by Mars in 2017 as a platform to contribute to their Sustainable in a Generation Plan. The Lab brings businesses, governments and civil society together to identify and activate innovative solutions for improving smallholder farmer incomes in global supply chains.
The Lab is generating insights, connecting solutions, and accelerating action over the next five years to inform evidence-based practice and influence business and public policy. This cutting-edge agenda will deliver value to businesses as Mars looks to future-proof their supply chains and contribute to zero poverty.
The ambition is to ask the right questions and to identify what works. This action-focused agenda will produce insights that can be deployed in Mars’s sustainable sourcing strategies creating a feedback loop between research, action, and advocacy. Along the way, they will ensure that they bring along as many actors as they can to promote learning and change at scale, build supply chains where everyone wins, end poverty and open opportunities for people around the world.