• New Partnership to Protect Forests in Ghana
    Feb 23, 2018

    With cocoa driving deforestation in Ghana, this new partnership expands on existing efforts, bringing the public and private sectors together to meet ambitions forest protection goals.

  • Q and A: New Research on Sustainable Palm Oil Efforts in Indonesia
    Feb 22, 2018

    Sustainable commodities become possible when governments take the lead. We chat with Indonesian researcher, Eusebius Pantja Pramudya, about his recently published paper: “Friend or foe? The various responses of the Indonesian state to non-state sustainable palm oil initiatives”.

  • Nov 10, 2017

    More than 70 professionals from 11 countries working across 7 commodities met for the first time as the Green Commodities Community in Indonesia last month. Brought together by UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme and representing government, the private sector and civil society, their purpose was to share their growing knowledge and experience on addressing the sustainability challenges of palm oil, cocoa, coffee, pineapple, fisheries, soy and beef.

  • Nov 10, 2017

    Just one year after launching the world’s first National Fisheries Platform, with GCP support, Costa Rica is making important headway towards creating a sustainable long-line industry for fishing large pelagics – such as tuna, swordfish and mahi-mahi.

  • Nov 10, 2017

    This is the question that 80 representatives of diverse groups working across Peru's internationally renowned industry collectively answered during a plenary session of the Government-led and GCP-facilited National Coffee Platform last month. They developed a vision for sustainable coffee production by 2030, which places farming communities' wellbeing at the centre.

  • National Govts Lead Effort to Put Sustainability at Heart of Supply Chains
    Oct 2, 2017

    As more countries seek to meet market demand for sustainable agriculture, leadership from key players in national governments is being recognized as essential in the shift toward the large-scale transformation of major commodity sectors.

  • Aug 29, 2017

    With the production of soy, beef and palm oil now representing a significant driver of tropical deforestation, some of the world’s largest conservation, development and finance organizations as well as producer countries are set to launch an innovative partnership in New York next week.

  • Jul 20, 2017

    Over the next eight weeks, the Indonesian palm oil platform, known as the Forum Kelapa Sawit Berkelanjutan Indonesia (FoKSBI), is inviting the national and international public to comment on the latest version of the National Action Plan for Sustainable Palm Oil.

  • Jul 19, 2017

    Cote d'ivoire has one of the world's fastest deforestation rates, increasingly driven by unsustainable commodities. Together Cocoa Life and UNDP GCP have put forward key recommendations in a joint discussion paper released today. Read a conversation about the paper between UNDP and Cocoa Life.

  • Peru’s Perfect Brew for Positive Change Across the Coffee Sector
    Jul 10, 2017

    Exported to more than 50 countries, Peruvian coffee is famous for its high quality. But, despite its global popularity, this vital national industry faces many challenges. Poverty is widespread among the 223,000 small farming families who grow and pack most of Peru’s sought-after coffee beans. The industry’s competitive growth is also lagging and it is increasingly driving deforestation across the globally significant Amazon basin.

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