Call for new projects proposals

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

  • Agrochemical use

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    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.

  • Working 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.

  • Living Wage

    As sustainability efforts grow and evolve worldwide, so does the understanding that wages and working conditions are at the core of sustainable supply chains. Improving these conditions can mitigate the violation of human rights and reduce poverty, but taking the first steps can be challenging.
    In the last five years, IDH has worked with many partners on taking effective action to close the living wage and living income gap in their supply chains. To help partners getting started, IDH has developed tools like the Salary Matrix and the Sustainable Procurement Kit, as well as research best practices at the producer, trader, buyer and retailer level that contribute to living wages and living incomes.
    Living Wage is also one of the key topics for the Floriculture IMVO signed by many FSI Dutch members.

Start your FSI Project

Download the Concept Note template and IDH Application guidelines
to submit your project to the IDH investment committee.

Concept NoteApplication Guidelines

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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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