IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative has been working in India since 2009 to promote sustainable value chains across sectors including cotton, tea, spices, grapes, palm and apparel, by bringing together government, companies and CSOs in action-driven coalitions to jointly set ambitious targets and formulate co-investment plans that unlock scaling of sustainable production & trade to deliver large scale impact on the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the agro-commodities sector, we have worked with our partners to address issues related to responsible agrochemical use, smallholder inclusion and livelihoods, gender, sustainable agricultural practices and living income. Through promoting public-private partnerships, our projects aim to ensure quality of the produce and establish market linkages, as well as to improve smallholder farmers’ income and livelihoods.
On manufacturing side, IDH is working with partners to address issues including worker safety and promoting sustainability in the apparel sector.
Businesses today recognize the impact that sustainable sourcing can have on their bottom lines. Transparency, traceability and ethical practices are becoming integral to business processes and IDH is engaging with different actors to design fit-for-purpose solutions to address sustainability challenges.
Agriculture will continue to be the backbone of Indian economy, and hence a key area of intervention for IDH in India. IDH works in agricultural value chains across commodities with a focus on smallholder inclusion, innovative governance, gender empowerment and disruptive technology to drive sustainability in the sector.
IDH in India is working in the apparel sector in the country promoting safe working environment for the workers in the sector. Using this as foundation, IDH will work with local factories and supply chain actors to promote sustainable manufacturing in India by working towards better working conditions, living wages and innovative finance.
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Assistant Manager - Cotton
Assistant Manager - Communication
Rohinton Kurus Babaycon
Senior Advisor - Tea
Country Manager LABS India
Karanpreet Singh Bedi
Assistant Manager - FFC & Helpline (LABS)
Assistant Manager - LABS
Program Support Officer
Program Manager – Markets & VSA
FFC & Helpline Officer – LABS
Program Manager Tea, India
Program Manager – F&I
Manager - Farmfit Business Support
Program Officer – Palm Oil
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