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).