The Green Commodities Community provides a space to share knowledge and experience. Through facilitated learning exchange, seminars, guidance materials, one-to one support and other tools, the community enables participants to openly share stories, successes, failures, ideas, challenges and solutions with a view to perform their sustainable commodity related work more effectively.

The community runs facilitated dialogue and knowledge exchange based on the requests and needs of community practitioners. The community’s current program includes 20 virtual workshops and on-going exchange on practical approaches to conducting multi-stakeholder dialogue, engaging the private sector, strengthening forest governance, developing effective national extension services, monitoring land use change and more. A defining characteristic of the Green Commodities Community is our significant participation from major commodity producing nations.

It is essential for lessons, knowledge and experience to be cultivated and shared by those on the ground, in regional and national governments and from the farmers themselves. Without these voices and experience, interventions for supply chain sustainability miss the granular relevance, tangibility and invaluable wisdom from those who live and depend on the land.

 

The Good Growth Conference

The Green Commodities Community regularly convenes at the Good Growth Conference to present findings, deepen and share experience between sectors and countries. Organized by the UNDP with support from national host governments, the Good Growth Conference strives to enrich perspectives and provide new insights among an array of supply chain actors including representatives from government, local authorities, youth, women’s and indigenous groups, technology experts, journalists and business leaders.

Beyond fostering new partnerships and knowledge exchange, the conference is designed to provide experiences that can transform the views and practices of key decision makers in commodities sectors.

The Good Growth Conference is slated to take place in Peru, 2019.

 

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In Pictures: 2017 Annual Learning Event Highlights

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For further information:

Matias Ferreira: matias.ferreira@undp.org