Today, agriculture in India is affected by various challenges – soil health is degrading, water resources are depleting and becoming increasingly contaminated by overuse of agrochemicals, and farmer livelihoods are severely and adversely impacted by climate change resulting in diminishing returns. On the manufacturing side, gender inequality, child labor and poor working conditions continue to be some of the major challenges that the country is facing.
Specific sustainability issues in these sectors require a strategic and inclusive approach from front-runner players in the sector, including advocacy and dialogue with government, input and technology suppliers and local supply chain players supported by international market actors. 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 across commodities globally.
Please see our brochure which captures the initiatives IDH has convened in India and gives you an insight into how we work and some of our achievements.
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.
Leveraging IDH global experience and positioning as a convener in landscapes, IDH in India looks to implement landscape approaches in India, with a focus on water quality and quantity, restoration of soil health and establishing verified sourcing areas.
Country Director, India; Program Director, Cotton & Apparel
Program Manager, Maharashtra
Program Officer Cotton Water Platform
Program Officer Cotton
Program Officer Spices
Assistant Manager Accounts
Rohinton Kurus Babaycon
Local Tea Coordinator
Country Manager LABS India
Karanpreet Singh Bedi
Team Leader LABS
Factory Coordinator LABS
Assistant Program Officer - LABS
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