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Strategy & Objectives Working Group Updates:
The 2nd GPSNR General Assembly, which was originally scheduled for 31 March 2020, has been postponed due to the ongoing global outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
GPSNR recognizes the need to work towards economic sustainability within the natural rubber industry, ensuring that the earnings of millions of smallholders and farmworkers are enough for them to enjoy a decent standard of living. This is why ensuring equity along the value chain is one of our 12 principles critical to achieving a desired, sustainable state of the natural rubber industry.
With the overarching awareness of the importance of smallholder inclusivity in GPSNR, the Smallholders Representation Working Group set out with an internal goal of 10 smallholder applicants for membership. To date, the number of applications received has more than doubled on that goal, and we are pleased to welcome a total of 22 smallholder farmers as new members thus far.
In preparation for the finalized desired state and Theory of Change proposals to be presented at the upcoming 2nd General Assembly, the Working Group has observed the need to develop a user-friendly document for the communication of their deliverables to the rest of the GPSNR members.
Strategy & Objectives Working Group is finalizing the Desired State document and Theory of Change. Both documents are shared with Strategy 1, 2, and 3 Working Groups to promote a process of verifying underlying concepts, root causes, and opportunities.