Prototyping and driving sustainable business models for scale

Dutch supermarkets commit to living wage in the banana sector

Dutch supermarkets will predominantly sell bananas that are sourced from plantations that pay a living wage to their workers within five years. Today, we announced together with Albert Heijn, Jumbo, Plus, Superunie, Spar, Deen, Poiesz, Jan Linders, Coop, Sligro, Boni, Boon, Vomar, and the Dutch Food Retail Association (CBL) to reduce the gap between the currently paid wages and the living wage by at least 75%  for their entire banana assortment.

Find out more!

IDH for World Food Day!

On this World Food Day we put the farmer household at the center! Because despite most of the world’s food being grown by smallholder farmers, they also account for around half of the most undernourished people. This has to change, as not only does access to nutritious food have a significant impact on the overall health and resilience of smallholder farming families but also on rural economies.

Find out more!

 

IDH 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.

Find out more

How to close the living wage gap?

As world-wide sustainability efforts grow and evolve, so does the understanding that wages and working conditions are at the core of sustainable supply chains. Addressing decent wages can mitigate the violation of human rights and reduce poverty, but taking the first steps can be challenging. IDH supports companies in taking effective action to close the living wage and living income gap in their supply chains.

Learn more about how IDH is aiming to achieve a living wage and living income

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
Sectors: Soy
Landscapes: Mato Grosso
Teams: Team Brazil
Mali
Sectors: Cotton
Côte d’Ivoire
Sectors: Cocoa Coffee
Benin
Nigeria
Teams: Team Nigeria
South Africa
Madagascar
Malawi
Sectors: Tea
Teams: Team Malawi
Tanzania
Sectors: Coffee Tea
Teams: Team Tanzania
Rwanda
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
China
Teams: Team China
Thailand
Sectors: Aquaculture
Malaysia
Sectors: Palm oil
Sierra Leone
Netherlands
Sri Lanka
Sectors: Apparel
Laos
Sectors: Coffee
Mexico
Sectors: Coffee
Haiti
Sectors: Aquaculture
Europe (market end)
Suriname
Sectors: Tropical timber
Mozambique
Sectors: Aquaculture Cotton
Belize
Senegal

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

Find out more

Our Public and Private Partners

Sorry

Your browser is too old to optimally experience this website. Upgrade your browser to improve your experience.