Prototyping and driving sustainable business models for scale

IDH launches Farmfit

Farmfit is a game changing private-public initiative set to break the cycle of rural agricultural poverty. By providing data, insights and de-risking finance to banks and businesses, Farmfit enables investment in smallholder agriculture that were previously perceived too risky.

The 30M EUR Farmfit Business Support Facility is funded by the UK Department for International Development and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the 100M EUR Farmfit Fund is backed by the Dutch government and a US treasury guarantee.

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Choosing sustainable palm oil

Calling for a ban on palm oil will not stop deforestation. It does not help to improve livelihoods of farmers. But we can strive to improve both landscapes and livelihoods by championing more ethical production. Our latest progress report ‘Choosing Sustainable Palm Oil’ shows 74% of palm oil imported for food into Europe was RSPO certified sustainable palm oil. Highlighting there is a large gap to be filled within a short timeframe to achieve the 100% target.

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Our sectors

For each sector program we have set ambitious targets that we are working towards. Read more about the 8 sectors below or visit the sector page to see all 12 of the sectors we work in.

What excites us

Where we work

IDH operates in different landscapes and sectors in over 40 countries worldwide.

Costa Rica
Colombia
Teams: Team Colombia
Ecuador
Peru
Brazil
Landscapes: Mato Grosso
Teams: Team Brazil
Paraguay
Sectors: Soy
Argentina
Morocco
Mali
Sectors: Cotton
Burkina Faso
Liberia
Sectors: Palm oil
Teams: Team Liberia
Côte d’Ivoire
Sectors: Cocoa Coffee
Benin
Nigeria
Teams: Team Nigeria
Cameroon
Sectors: Cocoa
Teams: Team Cameroon
South Africa
Madagascar
Mozambique
Malawi
Sectors: Tea
Teams: Team Malawi
Tanzania
Sectors: Coffee Tea
Teams: Team Tanzania
Rwanda
Sectors: Tea
Kenya
Landscapes: South West Mau Forest
Teams: Team Kenya
Ethiopia
Landscapes: Central Rift Valley
Teams: Team Ethiopia
Turkey
Sectors: Cotton
Pakistan
Sectors: Apparel Cotton
Teams: Team Pakistan
Thailand
Sectors: Aquaculture Cotton
Malaysia
Sierra Leone
Sectors: Cocoa
Netherlands
Uganda
Sectors: Coffee
Teams: Team Uganda
Sri Lanka
Sectors: Apparel
Laos
Sectors: Coffee
Mexico
Sectors: Coffee

Interested in the work of our global teams? Visit our country team pages.

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Our Public and Private Partners

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