Prototyping and driving sustainable business models for scale

Why paying a living wage is good for both workers and business

A new series of cases by IDH outline the challenge of compromised worker safety and insufficient pay, and the benchmarks for cost of living, which enable actors to “speak the same language”. In our interventions we create a framework for assessing progress, enable verification through audits, and identify the investment opportunities to enable growth of a sector which can help to absorb higher labour costs.

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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

  • 31 Oct 2018

    Podcast: Joost Oorthuizen – how to push positive impact to scale

    The new episode of “Mallen Baker Podcast for Change Makers” features Joost Oorthuizen, the…

    Podcast
  • 31 Oct 2018

    IDH – Deputy Co-chair of the Partnership for Sustainable Agriculture in Vietnam

    IDH is chosen by the government of Vietnam and the private sector as Deputy Co-chair…

    News
  • 31 Oct 2018

    2000 field-level workers in India trained on gender sensitization

    Gender discrimination is one of the biggest challenges of workplace equality in the Indian agriculture…

    News
  • 30 Oct 2018

    A new sustainable market mechanism: verified sourcing areas

    A new regional model is needed to supply sustainable commodities in large quantities in a…

    Podcast

Where we work

IDH operates in different landscapes and sectors in over 50 countries worldwide.

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

Our Public and Private Partners

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