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Introduction to landscape or jurisdictional initiatives in commodity agriculture

Proforest | 2016 | Proforest

Companies, governments and NGOs are recognizing that implementing commitments to responsible sourcing and production in commodity agriculture is complex and that working with individual producers in individual supply chains is not always effective. Landscape or jurisdictional initiatives are emerging as ways of achieving various objectives – including responsible production of agricultural and forest commodities – at a larger scale.

Support for these approaches is growing fast, but it is sometimes unclear what these initiatives are and how they can transform commodity supply chains.

This briefing introduces the concept of landscape or jurisdictional initiatives and describes some of the approaches that are underway.