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Reducing Deforestation from the Soy Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

Transformation requires different types of interventions across multiple levels, sectors, and issues simultaneously, addressing supply systems, not just supply chains. That's what the Good Growth Partnership (GGP) and our Integrated Approach have been doing. The GGP has been working hard to further disseminate and respond to this call with advocacy, training, and advisory work at all levels. Building a business case for rehabilitation of degraded land in the Cerrado in order to encourage farmers and companies to expand soy cultivation over degraded land instead of clearing native vegetation has been a key achievement of the GGP, raising awareness of these practices with soy farmers, traders, and financial institutions.

Reducing Deforestation from the Beef Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

Supply chains, as most stakeholders know all too well, are intensely complicated and difficult to understand. The beef supply chain is a good example of this approach, because its tight relationship with the soy supply chain makes beef production even more complicated than many others, and its impact on land conversion and deforestation has far-reaching consequences on biodiversity and ecological stability. The GGP has supported the local chapter of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in Paraguay, Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (MPCS), to implement a set of national standards for best management practices in the beef supply chain. Transformation in supply chain systems requires a deep understanding of the interests, concerns, and relationships of all the actors in that system, and ensuring that the benefits of producing more sustainably – and the finance to make that happen – offer an incentive to change.

Reducing Deforestation from the Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

When global companies set out over 15 years ago to ensure transparency and sustainability in the palm oil supply chain, it quickly became clear that just mapping the supply chain, let alone transforming it, was going to be a Herculean task. Even now, in 2022, corporate giants have not yet been able to eliminate deforestation from palm oil production, despite their best efforts. The GGP is committed to working with governments, companies, communities and partners, to build on collective experiences, everyday realities, and a shared, strong vision of an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable future for agricultural commodities.

Policy Reform for Forest Positive Agriculture in Indonesia: the Impact of the Good Growth Partnership

One of the most essential building blocks of sustainable agricultural commodities production lies in policy reform. If the policy environment for valuing and protecting natural ecosystems is weak – or if it is not well enforced – then producers will find few impediments to expanding their agricultural activities into forests, peatlands, and wetlands. The UNDP through GGP hopes to provide essential support and facilitation in this next phase of transitioning to sustainable palm oil production.Please help us to continue this important work.

The Indonesia National Action Plan on Sustainable Palm Oil: a UNDP Impact Story

One of the most essential building blocks of sustainable agricultural commodities production lies in policy reform. If the policy environment for valuing and protecting natural ecosystems is weak – or if it is not well enforced – then producers will find few impediments to expanding their agricultural activities into forests, peatlands, and wetlands. The UNDP through GGP hopes to provide essential support and facilitation in this next phase of transitioning to sustainable palm oil production.Please help us to continue this important work.

A New Value Beyond Value Chains Toolkit to Inspire and Help Businesses to Contribute to Food Systems Transformation

As the World Bank Commodity Markets Outlook states, food insecurity and inflation will continue at least until 2024. Record high prices impacting on hunger and malnutrition are some of the signs highlighting the need for the urgent transformation of food systems that the UNDP Good Growth Partnership (GGP) has advocated for in the last half decade. Many lessons can be extracted from the 5-year implementation of the Partnership. One of the most important is that collaboration between businesses and government is the only path forward to generate change in the long-term.

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Reducing Deforestation from the Soy Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

Transformation requires different types of interventions across multiple levels, sectors, and issues simultaneously, addressing supply systems, not just supply chains. That's what the Good Growth Partnership (GGP) and our Integrated Approach have been doing. The GGP has been working hard to further disseminate and respond to this call with advocacy, training, and advisory work at all levels. Building a business case for rehabilitation of degraded land in the Cerrado in order to encourage farmers and companies to expand soy cultivation over degraded land instead of clearing native vegetation has been a key achievement of the GGP, raising awareness of these practices with soy farmers, traders, and financial institutions.

Reducing Deforestation from the Beef Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

Supply chains, as most stakeholders know all too well, are intensely complicated and difficult to understand. The beef supply chain is a good example of this approach, because its tight relationship with the soy supply chain makes beef production even more complicated than many others, and its impact on land conversion and deforestation has far-reaching consequences on biodiversity and ecological stability. The GGP has supported the local chapter of the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef in Paraguay, Mesa Paraguaya de Carne Sostenible (MPCS), to implement a set of national standards for best management practices in the beef supply chain. Transformation in supply chain systems requires a deep understanding of the interests, concerns, and relationships of all the actors in that system, and ensuring that the benefits of producing more sustainably – and the finance to make that happen – offer an incentive to change.

Reducing Deforestation from the Palm Oil Supply Chain: the Story of the Good Growth Partnership

When global companies set out over 15 years ago to ensure transparency and sustainability in the palm oil supply chain, it quickly became clear that just mapping the supply chain, let alone transforming it, was going to be a Herculean task. Even now, in 2022, corporate giants have not yet been able to eliminate deforestation from palm oil production, despite their best efforts. The GGP is committed to working with governments, companies, communities and partners, to build on collective experiences, everyday realities, and a shared, strong vision of an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable future for agricultural commodities.

Policy Reform for Forest Positive Agriculture in Indonesia: the Impact of the Good Growth Partnership

One of the most essential building blocks of sustainable agricultural commodities production lies in policy reform. If the policy environment for valuing and protecting natural ecosystems is weak – or if it is not well enforced – then producers will find few impediments to expanding their agricultural activities into forests, peatlands, and wetlands. The UNDP through GGP hopes to provide essential support and facilitation in this next phase of transitioning to sustainable palm oil production.Please help us to continue this important work.

The Indonesia National Action Plan on Sustainable Palm Oil: a UNDP Impact Story

One of the most essential building blocks of sustainable agricultural commodities production lies in policy reform. If the policy environment for valuing and protecting natural ecosystems is weak – or if it is not well enforced – then producers will find few impediments to expanding their agricultural activities into forests, peatlands, and wetlands. The UNDP through GGP hopes to provide essential support and facilitation in this next phase of transitioning to sustainable palm oil production.Please help us to continue this important work.

A New Value Beyond Value Chains Toolkit to Inspire and Help Businesses to Contribute to Food Systems Transformation

As the World Bank Commodity Markets Outlook states, food insecurity and inflation will continue at least until 2024. Record high prices impacting on hunger and malnutrition are some of the signs highlighting the need for the urgent transformation of food systems that the UNDP Good Growth Partnership (GGP) has advocated for in the last half decade. Many lessons can be extracted from the 5-year implementation of the Partnership. One of the most important is that collaboration between businesses and government is the only path forward to generate change in the long-term.

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The Future is Deforestation-Free

Pascale Bonzom, Global Project Manager for the Good Growth Partnership spoke at an Affiliated Session at the UNFSS Pre-Summit: “A New Model for Agricultural Production: Deforestation-free and Conversion-free Supply Chains” hosted by the Food and Land Use Coalition, the Tropical Forest Alliance and WWF, bringing to the conversation the Good Growth Partnership’s innovative approach to transforming commodity supply chains through integrated collaborative action.

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Panel Discussion: How to balance social, economic and environmental priorities

The pursuit of social and economic development is a vital priority for governments as they seek to reduce poverty and enhance the quality of life for their citizens. How do we manage situations in the development of the beef, palm oil and soy sectors where these objectives may come into tension with the needs of environmental conservation?

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