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  • 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
  • Updates from ISLA Ethiopia

    A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Rift Valley Lakes Basin Authority and IDH on the 9th of March. The purpose of the MoU was to show the…

    Updates from ISLA Ethiopia
  • Projects in development after baseline studies show deforestation drivers in Cote d’Ivoire

    The results of the baseline studies on land use change, drivers of deforestation and socio-economic issues in the wider Taï area, Côte d’Ivoire conducted for ISLA are now available. Based…

    Projects in development after baseline studies show deforestation drivers in Cote d’Ivoire
  • First ISLA projects being signed in Mato Grosso

    The ISLA team in Mato Grosso is in the process of approving the co-funding of three state wide projects as a part of the state government’s Environmental Regularization program (“PRA”).

    First ISLA projects being signed in Mato Grosso
  • Stakeholder talks signal strong interest and need for landscape approach in Cote d’Ivoire

    “Bilateral meetings held between key stakeholders and IDH on 23 – 27 March in the wider Tai forest area, Côte d’Ivoire indicate a strong appetite and need for a landscape…

    Stakeholder talks signal strong interest and need for landscape approach in Cote d’Ivoire
  • Mato Grosso government sets up committee to monitor progress on climate goals

    Pedro Taques, Mato Grosso governor announced on March 24th that his government has set up a committee to monitor the progress made on the state’s COP21 ambitions.  The committee…

    Mato Grosso government sets up committee to monitor progress on climate goals
  • SSI India launched

    After a successful workshop in India last August, SSI partners and some potential members, agreed to launch ‘SSI India’. This group will focus not only on increasing supply…

    SSI India launched
  • European feed industry interested in investing in Mato Grosso sustainability program

    In a meeting with the Mato Grosso Secretary for Economic Development (SEMA) on March 22, the FEFAC president, Ruud Thijssens expressed the organization’s interest in investing in the MT government’s…

    European feed industry interested in investing in Mato Grosso sustainability program
  • Liberia launches public-private cooperation to improve livelihoods and protect forests

    MONROVIA: The Liberian government has announced the first steps in an ambitious plan to work with leading international companies to improve smallholder productivity and livelihoods, while conserving the country’s forests…

    Liberia launches public-private cooperation to improve livelihoods and protect forests