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  • Unilever joins IDH coalition in backing Aceh Tamiang in its bid to become a sustainability leader

    Unilever and IDH have committed a combined investment of over 1.5 million euros to support the district of Aceh Tamiang in its goal to become one of the greenest commodity-producing regions in Indonesia. Last year, stakeholders from Aceh Tamiang established a production, protection and inclusion (PPI) compact. The compact’s three-year program will increase forest protection and reforestation, improve monitoring, support smallholder farmers to increase its sustainable palm oil productivity by 30 percent, and finally to protect an area within the Leuser Ecosystem.

    Unilever joins IDH coalition in backing Aceh Tamiang in its bid to become a sustainability leader
  • Why forest-based carbon trading is poised to go mainstream

    Ten years after it dropped off the sustainability radar, voluntary forest-based carbon trading is finally poised to get off the ground for real. We believe it can have a key role in safeguarding the future of our planet.

    Why forest-based carbon trading is poised to go mainstream
  • Press Release: Cargill Tropical Palm and IDH working together to help independent Indonesian palm oil smallholders increase yields sustainably

    More than 8,900 independent smallholders to be trained in good agricultural practice as part of Cargill’s commitments to smallholder inclusion Jakarta, 30 September 2020 – Cargill has signed an…

    Press Release: Cargill Tropical Palm and IDH working together to help independent Indonesian palm oil smallholders increase yields sustainably
  • USD $30 million investment to protect forests and make Indonesian palm oil more sustainable

    Impact investment fund &Green has committed a 10-year loan of USD $30 million to Indonesian oil palm company PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk (DSNG) to bring palm oil production up to international sustainability standards, make the palm oil supply chain more traceable and protect forests. The landscape protection plan of the transaction is focused on seven subsidiaries based in East Kalimantan (Indonesia), where DSNG has 75% of its mature palm oil plantations and most its mills.

    USD $30 million investment to protect forests and make Indonesian palm oil more sustainable
  • Biodiversity makes business sense: International Day for Biological Diversity

    The Leuser ecosystem is one of the only places in the world where orangutans, elephants, tigers, sun bears and rhinos co-exist in the wild. In the buffer zone of the Leuser Ecosystem in Aceh Tamiang, local smallholders and communities are restoring degraded lands by planting fruit trees, vegetables and hardwood trees. This contributes to increased biodiversity while providing alternative income sources for the smallholders.

    Biodiversity makes business sense: International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Honey farms in West Kalimantan enjoy increased demand during COVID-19

    The demand for honey produced by Padang Tikar village forest in Kubu Raya district, West Kalimantan (Indonesia) has increased by 500% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents of populous West Java and East Java have increased their consumption of honey, vitamin C and D3 as they believe this will boost their immune system. The honey is produced by Indonesian villagers who took up honey farming in 2018 as part of a community-based forest management initiative.

    Honey farms in West Kalimantan enjoy increased demand during COVID-19
  • Indonesian start-up adapts app to support shrimp farmers through COVID-19 crisis

    Shrimp farmers are a hardy bunch. In recent years, the industry has been hit by a number of viral diseases, such as the White Spot Disease and Early Mortality Syndrome. The Asian shrimp industry alone reported to have lost at least USD $20 billion in the last decade. This series of shocks has led the industry to bounce back better: with farmers increasingly cutting out use of antibiotics, reducing environmental impact of shrimp production and finding technological solutions to boost their resilience. Last year, Indonesian start-up JALA together with IDH launched a data-driven system to monitor and prevent shrimp diseases. But can these experiences bolster the industry’s immunity to the global impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic?

    Indonesian start-up adapts app to support shrimp farmers through COVID-19 crisis
  • Four ways to save tropical forests and safeguard our future

    Governments and companies have set targets to halt deforestation, but commitments and targets only begin to have impact when followed up by the right actions. Accelerated ambition could contribute to tackling deforestation and climate change and improve people’s food security and quality of life. By making every link on the value chain accountable, we can prioritize sustainable sourcing, conserve tropical forests and protect ourselves. 

    Four ways to save tropical forests and safeguard our future
  • Business and government leaders meet as Papua and West Papua is at brink of major green investment

    Sorong, West Papua – Local and national governments representatives of Indonesia and dozens of private sector executives attended a High Level Meeting on Green Investment for Papua and West Papua on 27 February 2020. The meeting focused on the potential for green investment to bring revenue of up to USD 200 million and create livelihoods for 60,000 families across both provinces, while following the principles of inclusive and sustainable development.

    Business and government leaders meet as Papua and West Papua is at brink of major green investment
  • Fighting shrimp diseases by making better use of data

    Indonesian start-up in Jogjakarta to accelerate their work on shrimp diseases by integrating aquatic epidemiology to predict diseases JALA, the University of Prince Edward Island and IDH, the Sustainable Trade…

    Fighting shrimp diseases by making better use of data