Under Malawi Tea 2020, a price discovery model is developed which aims to give clarity on sustainable procurement practices in the tea industry.
Today is International Tea Day — the perfect excuse to brew yourself a fresh cuppa. When you sit down to enjoy it, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the true purpose of this day: raising awareness for the impact of tea trade on workers, smallholders, and consumers. Throughout 2017, IDH has been working closely with its partners and donors to this end, and we are proud to share with you some of our key achievements — as well as looking ahead to our plans for 2018.
Good progress is seen around the activities of the Malawi Tea 2020 program, such as investments by estates, work around energy efficiency and environment and farmer field schools and Village Savings and Loans schemes. At the second Annual Progress Meeting of Malawi Tea 2020, stakeholders heard about last year’s developments and activities.
Huynh Tien Dung, former Team Leader of Sustainable Landscapes Component, VFD for SNV in Vietnam has been appointed as IDH Vietnam Country Director. In this capacity he succeeds Flavio Corsin who is currently the Aquaculture Director and HR manager at IDH HQ in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
IDH is proud to announce that Andre Dellevoet former Group CEO for the Agricultural Business Initiative in Uganda is IDH its senior Africa strategist. With his extensive experience in various African countries, working with partners such as AGRA, BMGF and SNV and numerous bilateral and multilateral agencies he is a great asset to IDH
ISLA Kenya participated in this year’s Rhino Charge event as a Venue Check-in Sponsor to increase awareness for forest conservation and increase its visibility at this event which is associated with forest and wild life protection.
On a recent field visit to India, Bärbel Weiligmann - Special Advisor for Global Value Chains at GAIN – saw first-hand the multiple benefits that the Seeds of Prosperity project has on improving nutrition for tea farming families.
IDH signed a partnership with Safaricom Foundation to help protect the South West Mau Forest, an important water catchment area. Addressing forest degradation will enhance the ecosystem services required in the production of tea and other crops’
“With Unilever joining ETP, the largest tea packers in the world unite forces to take the much needed next steps in tea sustainability."
Over 85,000 farmers have been trained on sustainable agricultural practices and Rainforest Alliance certification through Farmer Field Schools (FFS), including over 45,000 women (53%). Resulting in income diversification, higher yields and health, food and nutrition improvements.
IDH’s tea program in Malawi is one step closer to realize a living wage for Malawian tea workers. The living wage gap is closed by 20%.
Reducing global poverty and improving food security is largely dependent on smallholder farmers becoming more productive. They must do so, however, in the face of new challenges caused by climate change, including devastating crop loss and increased droughts.
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 pleased to announce.
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 between sectors, allowing for stakeholders to identify interventions that could potentially reduce external costs.
Healthy workers, better opportunities for women, improved smallholder livelihoods and better environmental performance are key elements discussed at Team Up India.
To improve agriculture, business practices and productivity, IDH, convened civil society, corporate and finance organizations in coalitions with the aim of creating new financing models to fund smallholder farmer perennial crops (Cocoa, Coffee, Tea).
Volkert Engelsman, CEO of EOSTA @IDH_buzz workshop at MVO NYE: the current way we produce food is criminal
Mondelēz Intl. establishes new partnership to protect forests in Ghana https://t.co/bq7LtZVFrz