News

  • FSI welcomes new member from Sweden

    BRO (Blomsterbranschens Riksorganisation), the Swedish Wholesale Association for Flowers and Plants, was welcomed as a new Ordinary member of FSI by the Board on 9 June 2016. As a representative…

    FSI welcomes new member from Sweden
  • Barry Callebaut and IDH partner to implement innovative cocoa sustainability programs

    Barry Callebaut and IDH have signed an MoU to start programs to improve sustainability of cocoa and livelihoods of cocoa farmers (including farmer finance, gender, nutrition, landscape protection and crop…

    Barry Callebaut and IDH partner to implement innovative cocoa sustainability programs
  • FSI present at IFTEX in Kenya

    At the 5th edition of IFTEX, the International Floriculture Trade Expo in Nairobi Kenya, FSI members based in East Africa met and discussed the new round of projects with those…

    FSI present at IFTEX in Kenya
  • International market support for Mato Grosso’s Produce, Conserve and Include Plan

    The government of the State of Mato Grosso, Brazil, and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, signed a partnership agreement in May 2016 to mark the cooperation between the government of…

    International market support for Mato Grosso’s Produce, Conserve and Include Plan
  • Coffee National Sustainability Curriculum approved for the World Bank’s Vietnam Agriculture Project

    Vice-Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Dr. Le Quoc Doanh, approved National Sustainability Curriculum (NSC) as official extension documents for all farmer trainings… The Vice-Minister of Agriculture and…

    Coffee National Sustainability Curriculum approved for the World Bank’s Vietnam Agriculture Project
  • Integrated landscape approach to support green growth in Indonesia

    The governor of West Kalimantan, Cornelis M.H., has set out his roadmap for sustainable development, and plans to use an integrated landscape approach to support his objectives for green growth.

    Integrated landscape approach to support green growth in Indonesia
  • Integrated landscape approach to support green growth in Indonesia

    Governor Cornelis is taking the lead in defining and implementing a low carbon green growth development model in Indonesia. Governor Cornelis is taking the lead in defining and implementing a…

    Integrated landscape approach to support green growth in Indonesia
  • Certified wood wins in pile planking environmental analysis

    New life cycle analysis of pile planking published. The consequences could be serious if specifiers and customers don’t effectively assess the environmental impact of materials for use in…

    Certified wood wins in pile planking environmental analysis
  • Sustainable procurement funding project gathers pace

    Interest in the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition’s (STTC) funding programme is growing among industry Federations, timber companies and local authorities across Europe. The STTC announced earlier this…

    Sustainable procurement funding project gathers pace
  • Sustainable Grapes Initiative in India launched!

    The Sustainable Grapes Initiative – India was launched last month in Mumbai together with partners and industry leaders. The initiative aims to increase the sustainability of grape production.

    Sustainable Grapes Initiative in India launched!
  • True Price of Cotton, Coffee and Tea

    True Price and IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative, have released a series of reports on the True Price of commodities in an area of production. The investigation compares external costs…

    True Price of Cotton, Coffee and Tea
  • Vanilla industry agrees on farmer livelihood improvements

    Last week in Paris there was an exciting event on Vanilla with 80% of the industry and 11 representatives from Madagascar. The participants agreed to sign a cooperation agreement for…

    Vanilla industry agrees on farmer livelihood improvements
  • It’s official!! We have a Vietnam office

    The IDH Vietnam team is proud to announce that IDH is now registered as a legal entity in Vietnam! Following a process that started 1.5 years ago, we went through…

    It’s official!! We have a Vietnam office
  • TEAM UP India: develop a joint roadmap for sustainable tea

    Healthy workers, better opportunities for women, improved smallholder livelihoods and better environmental performance are key elements discussed at TEAM UP India. The Indian Tea Association (ITA), the Tea…

    TEAM UP India: develop a joint roadmap for sustainable tea