IDH is supporting the apparel sector to alleviate the impact on factory workers and people dependent on the apparel industry, who have been affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
For example, to address the global shortage of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), IDH has set up a Dashboard where buyers and suppliers can connect, and where factories can find guidance regarding PPE production.
Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) signatories release reports of their progress from 2018-2019 towards ending deforestation and restoring forest areas of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
IDH is proud to facilitate CFI together with the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF).
Over 85% of (sub)-tropical deforestation is commodity-driven and caused by shifting deforestation. Producing countries account for the carbon emissions of export products like cocoa, palm oil, coffee, soy, beef, rubber, wood pulp and tropical timber. When imported, the ‘hidden emissions’ of these deforestation-related commodities could reach almost half of the domestic carbon emissions of European consumer countries. The Urgency of action to tackle tropical deforestation report, a first-of-its kind, offers a comprehensive overview of the current situation of deforestation, the drivers behind the loss of forest in tropical countries, the best present-day mitigation efforts, and future strategies to save our forests. It combines the facts and figures known to date to provide you with the necessary insights and nine practical nine recommendations to take action in value chains and inform policies to tackle tropical deforestation.
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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