Author Archives: Marianne

Make the case for gender

Women and men each have their own responsibilities in the food supply chain. Organizations, however, often do not think of the cultural differences between men and women. We supported AgriProfocus in producing a magazine that encourages gender sensitive development programmes.

Reduced soil subsidence in the Veenweiden

The peat soil in the Veenweiden subsides by an average of one centimetre per year. The Veenweiden System Programme of VIC Zegveld has discovered that something can be done about this, using pressure drainage and ‘wet’ cultivation in the area. ImpactReporters has produced three brochures about this for dairy farmers, water boards, research institutes and government organizations.

A new quality mark for nature management

 

Can companies and site managers contribute to improvements in nature and biodiversity? The international VCA quality mark has been created to facilitate this, with the aim of better nature management in the areas where we live and work. ImpactReporters is developing training materials on behalf of the Ministry of Infrastructure, Public Works and Water Management, and helping to raise public awareness of this new instrument.

Less food waste

What are the best methods of dealing with worldwide food waste? And what are the key drivers behind successful cases? The Food and Business Knowledge Platform asked ImpactReporters to produce an accessible brochure on the basis of research undertaken by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research.

Aid and trade

For the first time in history the Netherlands has a minister for development aid and trade combined. What does this mean in practice? The Directorate for Sustainable Economic Growth at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked us to produce a communication portfolio about the new policy, its approach and results.

Transparency will benefit your company, society and the planet

What is the impact of my activities and production chains on the wider society? And how do I map and present them in my annual reports? Companies that participated in Green Deal Cooperation were asking themselves these questions, in order to improve their transparency in natural and social capital. ImpactReporters was asked to make an inventory of the lessons that have been learned during the past few years and communicate these to the outside world. Lessons that could be interesting for other businesses, including small and medium-sized companies.

Better vegetable seeds for smallholders

More and more Dutch vegetable seed companies invest in South East Asia and Africa. They do this, because they see new markets there for their improved seeds. To what extent do the companies take into account the needs of farmers who rely on their smallholdings to survive? Agriterra asked ImpactReporters to produce a one-off magazine about this subject and prepare the expert meeting ‘Better vegetable seeds for smallholders’.