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  • STTC conference highlights sustainable procurement’s positive impacts

    Action, achievement and aspiration key at the Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition Conference. The inaugural Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition Conference proved a major success, attracting a capacity audience from…

    STTC conference highlights sustainable procurement’s positive impacts
  • Cocoa fertilizer market grows in Cote d’Ivoire as financial institutions play a more proactive role

    The initial approach to declining soil fertility of cocoa farms by the cocoa sector was to increase the availability of high-quality cocoa fertilizer at an affordable costs to cocoa farmers…

    Cocoa fertilizer market grows in Cote d’Ivoire as financial institutions play a more proactive role
  • Measuring volumes from responsible sources; FSI ambition

    In the last months, the project partners and FSI members have been working together to finalise the measuring protocol and get some first experiences on gathering the data.

    Measuring volumes from responsible sources; FSI ambition
  • Higher yields and less pesticides use in Mozambique

    Despite challenges for cotton farmers across the country caused by unpredictable weather conditions BCI farmers achieved 15% higher yields and 6% less pesticides input, resulting in 16% higher profits. The…

    Higher yields and less pesticides use in Mozambique
  • Barry Callebaut, IFC, and IDH partner to provide credit for ‘productivity packages’ to farmers and co-operatives

    Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers. USD 24 million benefits generated to smallholders as a result of  investments Reaching 103,000 farmers by 2020/21 season 23% expected income…

    Barry Callebaut, IFC, and IDH partner to provide credit for ‘productivity packages’ to farmers and co-operatives
  • Collective Bargaining Agreement between TAML and PAWU

    The first ever Collective Bargaining Agreement between the Tea Association of Malawi and The Plantation and Allied Workers Union has been signed, the Malawi Tea 2020 programme Steering Committee is…

    Collective Bargaining Agreement between TAML and PAWU
  • First landscape projects starting in April in Lam Dong and Dak Lak

    Following a successful call for proposals in the first quarter of 2016, the ISLA team in Vietnam is preparing to implement the first projects later this month. In December 2015,…

    First landscape projects starting in April in Lam Dong and Dak Lak
  • Rotterdam joins STTC

    The city of Rotterdam has committed itself to the European Sustainable Tropical Timber Coalition (STTC) to stimulate the usage of sustainable tropical timber. Rotterdam is the 3rd…

    Rotterdam joins STTC
  • IDH signs statement of support for the Agreement Sustainable Garment and Textile

    IDH is a supporting organization to the Agreement Sustainable Garment and Textile, an agreement on international responsible business conduct in the garment and textile sector. Some of IDH Apparel programs (SAC…

    IDH signs statement of support for the Agreement Sustainable Garment and Textile
  • Tropical forest? Use it or lose it!

    IDH has written a chapter on the value of sustainable tropical forest management for the book: ‘Central African Forests Forever’. Central African Forests Forever is a book…

    Tropical forest? Use it or lose it!
  • Launch of the IDH Farm & Co-op Investment Program

    The IDH Farm and Co-op Investment Program builds upon the momentum in Cote d’ Ivoire to develop sustainable business models for medium and long term financial solutions. Existing organizations…

    Launch of the IDH Farm & Co-op Investment Program
  • Norway partners with IDH to conserve forests

    Today NORAD (The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation) signed an agreement with IDH to support ISLA in three countries to help delink commodity production from deforestation. The agreement involves funding…

    Norway partners with IDH to conserve forests
  • Norway endorses Amsterdam Palm Oil Declaration

    Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg declared governmental support to the Commitment to Support 100% Sustainable Palm Oil in Europe today at the Oslo REDD Exchange by signing the Amsterdam Palm…

    Norway endorses Amsterdam Palm Oil Declaration
  • Higher yields, income & leaf quality

    In Malawi some 70 Farmer Field Schools are now up and running, led by a total of 38 facilitators with a total number of 2115 farmers taking part in the…

    Higher yields, income & leaf quality