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:
• 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.
Achim Steiner emphasises how Partnerships are Key to Seizing the Tremendous Opportunities Involved in Promoting Sustainable Agriculture Read the full speech given by the UNDP Administrator at the launch of the #GoodGrowth Partnership at the United Nations.more
United Nations, New York, September 6 — In an effort to enable sustainable agriculture and reduce deforestation, some of the world’s largest conservation, development and finance organizations, as well as government representatives from major producer countries, gathered to launch the Good Growth Partnership. more
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. With lead financing coming from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the UNDP’s Green Commodities Programme leading implementation, the much-anticipated Good Growth Partnership will be carried out in collaboration with Conservation International, the International Finance Corporation, UN Environment, the World Wildlife Fund and the governments of Indonesia, Paraguay, Brazil and Liberia.more