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  • Terms of Reference: Baseline study to evaluate farming methods, carbon emissions, and household incomes in coffee-producing districts of South India

    Climate action must accelerate to mitigate climate change’s impacts on agriculture and transition rural economies to low-carbon pathways. Private sector organizations committed to sustainability play a pivotal role. IDH recognizes…

    Terms of Reference: Baseline study to evaluate farming methods, carbon emissions, and household incomes in coffee-producing districts of South India
  • Wages in Context: Analysis of Collective Bargaining Agreements in the Apparel sector

    This report is a joint product between WageIndicator and IDH in the framework of IDH’s Wages in Apparel and Responsible Purchasing (WARP) program, with the aim to understand…

    Wages in Context: Analysis of Collective Bargaining Agreements in the Apparel sector
  • Life And Building Safety Initiative – Annual Report 2023

    Welcome to the Annual Report 2023 for the Life and Building Safety Initiative! This year marked a pivotal chapter for the Initiative as it expanded operations to…

    Life And Building Safety Initiative – Annual Report 2023
  • National Initiatives for Sustainable Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) – A Brief

    © IDH The National Initiatives for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Oil-Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) is a long-term engagement between key palm-oil producer and consumer countries and complements market-driven,…

    National Initiatives for Sustainable Climate-Smart Oil Palm Smallholders (NISCOPS) – A Brief
  • Unlocking Data Sharing in Agriculture

    Digitised data can be a key enabler in addressing multiple challenges in agriculture with benefits for different stakeholders. To meet food security in times characterised by increasing impacts of climate…

    Unlocking Data Sharing in Agriculture
  • Mid-Term Evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme 2021-2025

    Discover the latest insights on the effectiveness of landscape approaches in enhancing agricultural sustainability! According to CDP, 191 companies embraced Landscapes and jurisdictional approaches in 2022, with over 90 planning…

    Mid-Term Evaluation of the Initiative for Sustainable Landscapes (ISLA) programme 2021-2025
  • RFI: Empanelment of Implementing Partners for the Karnataka Climate Resilient Coffee and Spices Landscape (KCRL) Program

    Recognizing the climate change faced by the coffee and spices growing farmers in Karnataka, IDH since early 2022, has engaged private sector partners as well as other public actors and…

    RFI: Empanelment of Implementing Partners for the Karnataka Climate Resilient Coffee and Spices Landscape (KCRL) Program
  • Implementing the European regulation on deforestation-free products: Solutions for the palm oil, cocoa and coffee sectors

    While the EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR) is an important step towards combatting deforestation globally, it will come at a cost to operators selling products on the EU market. And it may lead them to adopt sourcing strategies that exclude smallholder farmers from their supply chains. However, smallholder farmers’ inclusion in European supply chains is key to ensuring they are not left to sell to other markets at a lower price – thereby jeopardizing their livelihoods and, ultimately, forests. The optimal way forward is to allow them to benefit from access to the European market and to leverage the regulation as an incentive to keep forests intact. The timing for developing effective interventions is limited and should rely on the solutions that have already been tried and tested. IDH has co-designed with the private sector a number of programs to ensure that the EUDR will not incentivize disengagement from areas with high deforestation risks, nor the exclusion of the most marginalized smallholder farmers from European supply chains. These solutions are designed through public-private collaborative processes, and aim to be replicated and brought to scale over the coming years.

    Implementing the European regulation on deforestation-free products: Solutions for the palm oil, cocoa and coffee sectors
  • Terms of Reference: “Promoting low emission coffee production for smallholders’ income improvement”

    As part of the project “Promoting low emission coffee production for smallholders’ income improvement” – funded by IDH, JDE and implemented by Simexco in Dak Lak province, Vietnam since 2021…

    Terms of Reference: “Promoting low emission coffee production for smallholders’ income improvement”
  • Unveiling India’s Textile Waste Landscape: A Cost Analysis

    India is one of the largest textile and apparel-sourcing regions in the world, with processing infrastructure and a skilled workforce for almost all activities ranging from spinning to apparel production,…

    Unveiling India’s Textile Waste Landscape: A Cost Analysis