We urgently need systemic change in commodity supply chains if we are to mitigate the combined threats of catastrophic climate change, biodiversity loss and food insecurity. Now, a new report on the Good Growth Partnership Integrated Approach reveals that the four and a half-year programme has had real impact in laying the foundations for systemic change in palm oil, beef and soy supply chains, in partnership with four major producer countries: Indonesia, Brazil, Paraguay and Liberia.
The Vice Ministry of Livestock (VMG), the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), the Government of Alto Paraguay and the Green Chaco project joined forces to train, provide technical assistance and support producers in the area with supplies and equipment and build a joint work plan aimed at sustainable livestock production and adaptation to climate change. The technical teams of the organizations involved that arrived in the territory were able to learn about the reality of the producers to identify their specific needs and, based on them, build a joint work plan aimed at sustainable livestock production and adaptation to climate change.
COFCO International has reached traceability and completed social and environmental screening of all its directly sourced soy from current suppliers in the Matopiba region, by December 2021, an important stepping-stone towards establishing a sustainable soy supply chain in the environmentally sensitive region.
FOLUR is a $345 million initiative supported by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) that seeks to transform the global food system by promoting sustainable, integrated landscapes and efficient commodity value chains. The World Bank (WB), leader of FOLUR Impact Program Global Platform, has appointed the Good Growth Partnership to bring its assets, experience and network to support the work of the new Platform.
Eliminating deforestation from supply chains means changing a complex system which includes companies, financial institutions, and governments. Monitoring and evaluating progress in projects that target these elements is challenging because strategies and goals tend to shift quickly and so project objectives are overtaken by events.
The first four years of implementing the Good Growth Partnership. Read more about the Programme's assets, results, experiences and learnings.
During Climate Week NYC, the Good Growth Partnership in partnership with The Consumer Goods Forum and the Tropical Forest Alliance convened this virtual conversation.
It's been three years since the launch of the Good Growth Partnership. Learn more about the impacts and progress we have made so far.
It's been two years since the launch of the Good Growth Partnership. Learn more about the impacts and progress we have made so far.
Paul Hartman acknowledges in this blog the connection between agriculture and tropical deforestation and the key role of the financial sector in removing deforestation from commodity supply chains.