Produce Market

Commodities

Expansion of cropland and pastures for the production of agricultural commodities such as palm oil, soy beans, beef and timber is an important driver of forest clearing and degradation, especially in the tropics. The Earth Innovation Institute, together with partners, seeks to reduce the negative impacts of expanding commodity production by supporting regional dialogues among agriculture leaders, government and civil society to establish regional (“territorial”) milestones for reducing deforestation and greenhouse gas emissions, increasing productivity, and eliminating chemical contamination.

Our strategy strives to support and strengthen existing initiatives, such as commodity roundtable sustainability standards, by developing incentives for supporting the transition to sustainable production—especially among smallholders.

Case Studies

Related Work

Publications

Tropical Forest Champions
Part I: The New Industries of Acre State
Towards a Protection-Production Compact for Peru: Elements and Lessons from Global Experience
Jurisdictional Certification Approach to Support Sustainable Palm Oil Production
Assessment of Small Forest-Farm Enterprise Subsectors in the Brazilian Amazon
Case study on Coomflona as Successful Brazilian Timber Cooperative