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We produce actionable insights and implement sustainable solutions to help protect and restore ecosystems and improve livelihoods in agricultural and forest landscapes across Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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AidEnvironment // 23.01.23

The origins of deforestation-risk commodities linked to the EU market

AidEnvironment’s deforestation-free supply chains team analyzed the trade flows of 98 commodity products, originating from non-EU countries and placed in the EU market in 2021. This is highly relevant in the context of the upcoming EU Regulation on deforestation-free products, that will require an in-depth understanding of the exposure of the EU and its 27 Member States to deforestation risks […]

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AidEnvironment // 20.01.23

Towards Climate Resilient-Coconut Farming in Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta

The Sugar & Steam consortium, consisting of AidEnvironment, PT Aliet Green, and Van Hall Larenstein (VHL) University, is working together with coconut sugar farmers in Kulon Progo, Special Region of Yogyakarta Province, Indonesia to boost their climate resilience and productivity. Aliet Green is a company producing organic coconut sugar and other organic food products in partnership with farmers. As the […]

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AidEnvironment // 15.12.22

The EU Has Adopted Deforestation Regulation: What’s next for AidEnvironment?

On December 6th, 2022, the European Commission, Council, and Parliament reached a political agreement on the new regulation on deforestation-free supply chains. Since 2021, AidEnvironment has provided thorough analyses and research inputs on key elements of the regulation in collaboration with and supported by our partners, including ClientEarth, Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN), Mighty Earth, and the Meridian Institute.   AidEnvironment’s trade […]

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AidEnvironment // 12.12.22

Promoting bio-resource centers as a model to improve soil health and fertility

Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez, Regenerative agriculture expert, AidEnvironment   India has seen rapid growth in the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides over the last decade as the country’s population increased. The states of Madhya Pradesh and Jharkhand, although traditionally lagging behind the use of chemical and mechanized agriculture, have not been an exception to this trend, especially in […]

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AidEnvironment // 09.12.22

Takeaways from our webinar on soy and beef traceability and compliance with the EU Deforestation Regulation

As part of the Chain Reaction Research consortium, AidEnvironment co-organized a webinar on Thursday, December 1, dedicated to the findings of two recently-published reports, assessing the EU Deforestation Regulation and its impacts on stakeholders within Brazilian cattle and soy supply chains. The webinar had a total of 153 attendees joining from 24 countries. The attendees represented a diverse pool of organizations, […]

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AidEnvironment // 05.12.22

World Soil Day 2022 – Healthy soil for more sustainable food production

5 DECEMBER 2022 Celebrating World Soil Day Article by Marina Vara Gutiérrez, Regenerative agriculture expert, AidEnvironment  Soil nutrition loss is one of the major degradation processes threatening food production and it is widely recognized among the most important problems for food security and sustainable food production at a global scale. World Soil Day 2022 centers on the theme ‘’Soils: where […]

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AidEnvironment // 28.11.22

AidEnvironment signs open letter requesting access to customs trade information 

AidEnvironment, together with 55 other civil society organisations (CSOs) and trade unions, wrote an open letter to the European Commission calling for non-state actors to be able to access customs trade information. The organisations believe that the reform of the Union Customs legislation can contribute to a more effective implementation of EU legislative initiatives and the achievement of related policy […]

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Deforestation // 30.11.22

Automotive industry is not doing enough to mitigate deforestation risks

Following a 2021 report on the role of the car industry in driving deforestation, Rainforest Foundation Norway (RFN) has now assessed 15 companies in the automotive supply chain (10 car brands and 5 car seat suppliers) on how each of them addresses leather-related deforestation risks. These companies were individually and systematically scored in relation to the strength of their zero-deforestation policies and strategies; how they implemented these policies; the information they disclose to the […]

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