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Placing sustainability at the heart of commodity supply chains
The commercial production of soy, beef and palm oil are dominant economic forces in many national and developing rural economies. Managed sustainably, they have the potential to become engines for rural development, addressing many of the global sustainable development goals for ending poverty and protecting the planet. Transforming these three key commodity supply chains also has the potential to significantly reduce tropical deforestation and stem climate change.
Launched in 2017, the Good Growth Partnership was born to focus on the root causes that lead to deforestation, environmental degradation and unsustainable production of four commodities: soy, beef, and palm oil. The Partnership works across production, financing and demand to convene a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to create lasting, transformative change throughout the key global commodity supply chains these key commodities in four countries.
The Partnership focuses on four landscapes, prioritized due to their high conservation value: Brazil’s Matopiba region in the country’s Cerrado tropical savannah ecoregion; important ecosystems in the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan; the biodiversity-rich northwest of Liberia and the semi-arid Chaco region of Paraguay.
Supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and led by the UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme, the Partnership is implemented in collaboration with Conservation International, the International Finance Corporation, UN Environment, the World Wildlife Fund and the governments of Indonesia, Paraguay, Brazil and Liberia.
This ambitious collaborative effort aims to balance the needs of a growing global population, and a demand for soy, beef and palm oil expected to double by 2030, with social and environmental responsibilities.
Over four years, the Partnership focuses on addressing:
- Policies to make suitable land available for production.
- Enhancing producers' capacity to adopt good agricultural practices.
- Boosting investment and economic incentives for sustainable production.
- Increasing market awareness and demand for reduced deforestation.
For more information, please contact Pascale Bonzom, Global Project Manager of the Good Growth Partnership, at [email protected].
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