News and Resources

  • Agroforestry project in Pakistan to improve rural women livelihood

    To bring ecological and economic benefits to cotton-farming communities, IDH is co-funding an agroforestry project in Pakistan, along with IKEA, with a special focus on livelihood improvement of rural women.

    Agroforestry project in Pakistan to improve rural women livelihood
  • 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
  • Agritech is driving resilience in agricultural value chains – Lessons from COVID-19

    COVID-19 has exerted unprecedented stress on global value-chains, exacerbating risk for lives and livelihoods. It has also placed strain on our agricultural value chains, especially in developing economies, which have…

    Agritech is driving resilience in agricultural value chains – Lessons from COVID-19
  • Seminario web: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a COVID-19?

    IDH en asociación con FMO, Mirova y Proparco le invita a ver al tercer seminario web de la serie: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a COVID-19? Este tercer seminario web estará…

    Seminario web: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a COVID-19?
  • Palm oil demand in India

    Recent news reports show palm oil production-side challenges and supply chain disruptions in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, which are set to significantly impact prices and/or volumes available…

    Palm oil demand in India
  • Green recovery starts for coffee sector in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

    Vietnam’s coffee sector emerges from lockdown on course for a new and greener path. The Vietnamese Government has lifted restrictions following a successful lockdown period resulting in no reported deaths…

    Green recovery starts for coffee sector in Vietnam’s Central Highlands
  • Seminario web: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a COVID-19?

    IDH en asociación con FMO, Mirova y Proparco le invita a unirse al tercer seminario web de la serie: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a…

    Seminario web: ¿Cómo están respondiendo las empresas agrícolas y los operadores territoriales a COVID-19?
  • Enabling Rwandan fresh produce exporters access international markets

    We have seen that COVID-19 is leading the disruption of global supply chain flows, and due to  limited shelf life, fresh produce supply chains are less adaptable to supply chain…

    Enabling Rwandan fresh produce exporters access international markets
  • COVID-19 Series: Webinar II – How companies and land-based operators are responding to COVID-19

    The huge response to our webinar on 2 April on on-site measures for forestry and agriculture companies and sustainable landscape operators in the context of COVID19 underlined the real need for practical…

    COVID-19 Series: Webinar II – How companies and land-based operators are responding to COVID-19
  • Unilever joins the Roadmap on Living Wages

    We are happy to announce that Unilever has joined our Roadmap on Living Wages. In a platform with 15 leading companies, sustainability standards and certifications, we are developing solutions for…

    Unilever joins the Roadmap on Living Wages
  • Mobile app to support textile workers

    To support textile workers and factories, IDH is facilitating industry players to shift operations in order to increase production of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as well as providing means for…

    Mobile app to support textile workers
  • Nestlé partners with IDH’s Grown Sustainably in Africa program to boost local sourcing in Central and West Africa

    Nestlé has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, as part of the Grown Sustainably in Africa (GSA) program. The three-year partnership aims to support 25,000…

    Nestlé partners with IDH’s Grown Sustainably in Africa program to boost local sourcing in Central and West Africa
  • Coronavirus may help spur aquaculture investments in Africa

    Originally posted on the Undercurrent News. The African aquaculture sector has become an even more appealing investment proposition in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Flavio Corsin — head of…

    Coronavirus may help spur aquaculture investments in Africa
  • Garment industry coalition calls for urgent action amid COVID-19

    Ten organisations working with 2,000 brands join forces to protect workers A coalition of ten international organisations working on better labour conditions for garment…

    Garment industry coalition calls for urgent action amid COVID-19