After a high-level session in Lima attended by the President of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, delegates journeyed to the Peruvian Amazon for an in-person learning experience over four days of immersion in the San Martín region. There, practitioners had the opportunity to experience life in the rainforest, participate in sustainability workshops and dialogue, interact with fellow commodity practitioners from all over the world, meet local community and indigenous leaders, and share skills as well as expertise with peers.
Surrounded by one of the world’s most important ecosystems, delegates from all over the world focused on innovative ways to transform the agricultural commodities sector – a contributor to poverty reduction while also a driver of deforestation and biodiversity loss – towards a more sustainable model.
Many sustainability conferences spend most of their time in a city hotel and take a quick trip into the field: the Good Growth Conference reversed this with four days in the field and one in a hotel.
We are going to work in alliance to fight climate change and take care of the environment. Together. […] After taking part in this week-long event, organized by the United Nations, I can see that this Conference was necessary.”
President of Peru, during his
speech in Chazuta.
Real, tangible benefits were achieved in the country because of the number of global and local stakeholders that gathered in the region of San Martin.”
Technical Advisor Ecosystems and Climate Change. UNDP Peru.
Today made me think differently about the work we do at GEF.”
Director of Programs at the Global Environment Facility, in his closing words of the high-level event on Monday.
Nothing beats on-site learning visits to motivate solution-based journalism. […] I will now approach a story by first looking at it through the lenses of a number of different perspectives.”
Chief Editor at The Palm Scribe.
The Good Growth Conference is an immersive learning experience, which brings policymakers, producers, local communities, companies, development practitioners and conservationists to the frontiers of agriculture and deforestation, in some of the world’s most important ecosystems and landscapes.
Co-designed and convened by the Good Growth Partnership to inspire new understandings and foster meaningful global connections, this one of a kind gathering equips delegates with the network and tools needed to influence the way we produce, finance and demand agricultural commodities.
The 2019 edition was held in Lima and the Peruvian Amazon. The 2021 edition will take over a hundred carefully selected changemakers on a unique virtual learning journey to build skills, connect and learn together through a select and customized training programme from top-tier organizations to create systems change for sustainable commodity supply chains.
Join the Green Commodities Community, online and in real life
The Good Growth Conference is the face-to-face manifestation of the Green Commodities Community, a global knowledge sharing initiative which supports on-the-ground practitioners, captures lessons learned and opens dialogue for all changemakers across major agriculture and marine commodity systems.
With +140 members from around the world meeting both in sophisticated online spaces and in real life, the Green Commodities Community serves first and foremost the dialogue and learning needs of its members. Practitioners especially value the opportunity to connect with other experts around the world, alongside the rich content of online workshops and comprehensive guidance materials.