IOB Review - Riding the wave of sustainable commodity sourcing. Review of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH 2008-2013

S.W.F. Omta, B. van Elzakker, W.W.M.E. Schoenmakers

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Abstract

The Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH (Initiatief Duurzame Handel) was set up in 2008 as a multi-stakeholder initiative of private companies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), trade unions and the Dutch government with the aim of improving smallholder production systems, market integration and enhancing sustainable sourcing from developing countries. The activities undertaken by IDH focused on improving and transforming the supply chain performance of internationally traded commodities (such as coffee, tea, cotton, cocoa, timber, palm oil and fish). They rely on promoting good agricultural practice, farmers’ training and certification as key activities.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherMinistry of Foreign Affairs
Number of pages120
ISBN (Print)9789053284643
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameIOB review, [ISSN 1566-7391]
PublisherMinistry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
No.no. 397

Keywords

  • sustainable development
  • international trade
  • commodity markets
  • public-private cooperation
  • private firms
  • certification
  • farmers' knowledge
  • agricultural trade

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    Omta, S. W. F., van Elzakker, B., & Schoenmakers, W. W. M. E. (2014). IOB Review - Riding the wave of sustainable commodity sourcing. Review of the Sustainable Trade Initiative IDH 2008-2013. (IOB review, [ISSN 1566-7391]; No. no. 397). Ministry of Foreign Affairs. https://edepot.wur.nl/322907