The Good Growth Partnership

Our mission is to place sustainability at the heart of commodity supply chains.

With the demand for soy, beef and palm oil expected to double by 2030, the Good Growth Partnership works across production, financing and demand to convene a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to create lasting, transformative change throughout these key global commodity supply chains. This ambitious effort aims to balance the needs of a growing global population with social and environmental responsibilities. Over four years, the Partnership focuses on addressing:

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.

 •         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.

 

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.

At the national level, the Partnership’s work will focus on the key productive landscapes of Brazil’s Matopiba area in the country’s expansive Cerrado Eco-region; the bio-diverse Indonesian provinces of Riau, North Sumatra and West Kalimantan; the new palm oil frontier regions in Western Liberia; and the semi-arid Chaco region in Paraguay.   

Meanwhile, continued learning will be supported through a growing community of practice, coordinated by the UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme. 

Today, 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.

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