In 12 landscape across seven countries, IDH’s landscape program drives sustainable production and sourcing of agricultural commodities, while securing livelihoods and protecting natural resources. This is done in collaboration with public, private and community stakeholders, through among others production, protection and inclusion (PPI) agreements.

In the landscapes, IDH co-designs PPI compacts. These are based on participatory land-use planning, whereby land for production, livelihoods, and forest protection is clearly identified, and their related uses are agreed on by the landscape stakeholders and recognized by local and national governments. This will result in coalitions that are self-sustaining, are linked to markets, and prove the business case for landscape-level interventions and investments.

The compacts are the basis for investors to invest in the landscapes and for regional sourcing by supply chain companies. IDH also works at the market end to bring these players to the landscapes.