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IDH currently support initiatives in the states of Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Pará, Paraíba, Pernambuco and Rio Grande do Norte, financing the development of green growth plans, Regional Compacts, field programs and Rural Producer Support Centers. See more details below.


Green Growth Plans

GGP’s formalize, on a jurisdictional level, long-term commitments that include land-use plans and policies to reduce deforestation and increasing reforestation, while intensifying agricultural production.


Produce, Conserve and Include (PCI)  State Strategy – PCI Institute

The PCI Strategy aims to improve territorial governance in the states of Mato Grosso, Pará, and Maranhão by consolidating long-term coalitions with robust governance and transparency mechanisms.

Through our landscape program in Brazil, we support the government of Mato Grosso’s ambitious green growth strategy, PCI. In Mato Grosso, this strategy was announced at the Paris COP21, 2015, and plans to increase agricultural production and efficiency; conserve remaining natural vegetation; and improve the socioeconomic inclusivity of smallholder farmers and local communities by 2030.

Read the PCI Pitchbook and see the PCI monitor webpage to learn more.

Case Study

PCI Regional Compacts

  • Ensure that sustainability does not stop at the farm gate or at a sub-landscape-level, but is implemented throughout the whole landscape.
  • Offer a landscape-level governance mechanism, to ensure that forests are protected in the long run, while the needs of communities are catered for.
  • Help to go beyond individual stakeholder initiatives, with development of agendas and action plans with shared ownership and clear roles & responsibilities.
  • Offer a guarantee to buyers and investors that environmental issues are addressed at the landscape-level:

Compacts offer a safer environment for investors to invest in PCI deals (i.e. multi-stakeholder coalition, shared land use plans, and PCI targets ensure that the drivers of deforestation are being addressed at a landscape level, beyond sub-landscapes). For buyers, a Compact can also be linked to the creation of a Verified Sourcing Area through the SourceUp model.

(Note that the PCI Regional Compact doesn’t imply that the plan defined in the compact will be financed by a specific fund).


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