New Projects 2016-2018

Financial support for your investments in current and future sustainability Key Topics:

  • Workers Conditions

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    Improving working conditions at farm level is a key aspect to enhance the sustainability of supply chains. this may include issues such as decent wages, nutrition, gender equality, housing, health & safety, and sanitation.

  • Agrochemical use


    Responsible agricultural practices are key issues for retailers and manufacturers. Although there are numerous checks and balances in the supply chain, the potential reputational risk of non-safe food or contaminated floricultural products (through e.g. residue) is enormous. This residue risk (through use of agrochemicals) is leading to various measures taken by retailers and also reducing the appetite of retail to include small holders in their supply chain. Besides, the wrong application of agrochemicals on farm causes severe health and safety issues for farms workers and farmers.

  • Climate

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    Responsible use of energy and water resources and reducing CO2 emissions within the supply chain are areas in which the Industry can make improvements. Examples include water stewardship programs and projects, switching to more efficient transport modalities (e.g. switch from air fright to sea freight in flowers & plants) or more efficiency in production & chain management (30% waste in general). Through reduction of waste enormous savings on water and CO2 can be achieved.

  • Smallholders


    In most Fresh & Ingredients supply chains, smallholder farmers play an important role, if not for the international market, then for the local market. Farm productivity is often low due to lack of good agricultural practices, lack of inputs and lack of financing. By including smallholders in regional and international supply chains this can be changed for the better. The sustainable linkage to local (SME) consolidators who are connected to the (inter)national supply chains is often the first stepping stone to reach improvement. Market demand directed to this can unlock investments in this area by these (SME) consolidators and traders.

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Co-funding from IDH will be based on change at scale:

This call for proposals is done simultaneously for all categories combined in the IDH Fresh & Ingredients program.
The projects will have to build on what is already there, and create scalable impact to serve the FSI ambition.
Projects engaging cooperation between the members and along the supply chain are strongly encouraged, as well as seeking for alignment with the local initiatives and structures.

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