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Palm Oil Investors in Africa struggle with Community Pressure

Aidenvironment recently published its Chain Reaction Research report on palm oil developments in Africa.  The report inspired a Mongabay article published today on how in West and Central Africa, palm oil investors buckle under community pressure. 

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Chain Reaction Research, Forest Section News, Highlights, News

African oil palm expansion slows, but reputation risks remain

Although West and Central Africa have been promising regions for large-scale palm oil production, expansion has not gone as planned. Under its Chain Reaction Research consortium, Aidenvironment published its latest report on palm oil developments in Africa.  

By Judith Knibbe 2 months ago
Soy production in Brazil
Forest Section News, Highlights, News

Aidenvironment launches new supply chain​ transparency report featuring largest commodity companies

Aidenvironment published a Real-time Deforestation Monitoring (RDM) report that sheds light on 21,265 hectares of deforestation linked to soy traders and meatpackers in the Cerrado biome in Brazil.

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
industrial timber plantation
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Four Indonesian pulp and paper companies responsible for 11,000 hectares of forest loss in 2021

Four pulp and paper companies in Indonesia were responsible for 11,000 hectares of forest clearing during 2021.

By Judith Knibbe 3 months ago
Forest Section News, Highlights, News, Pulp and Paper

Deforestation: is there too much focus on palm oil?

Aidenvironment palm oil expert Chris Wiggs reflects on gaps and opportunities in palm oil sustainability, following Innovation Forum webinar “Deforestation: is there too much focus on palm oil”.

By Judith Knibbe 4 months ago
Highlights, News

Banking on Palm Oil in Southeast Asia

A new report by Aidenvironment’s partner Gulzhan Musaeva examines the exploitation of land resources by the palm oil sector and the role of banking institutions in this process. The report focuses on the two leading producing nations of Southeast Asia, Indonesia and Malaysia, and neighbouring Singapore. The biggest local financiers — whose exposure to forest-risk sectors is among the highest in the world — have been evaluated on their overall progress in the area of sustainable finance and palm oil specific policies.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Highlights, News

Our December 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

Our October 2021 Newsletter is Out Now

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Highlights, News

Working towards Green Transformation in India

Recently, Aidenvironment got a new program approved by the IKEA Foundation. The program focuses on regenerative agriculture and is called Green Transformation. The program will be implemented in Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh in India, together with three other partners: PRADAN, FES and MetaMeta Research.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Highlights, News

Improved livelihoods through integrated water resources management

Climate change has exerted substantial effects on water cycles worldwide by changing the seasonal pattern of water resources. Agago District in Uganda is particularly affected, where water flows are expected to exceed socio-ecological thresholds for hydrological cycles. This impacts ecosystems and people’s livelihoods and well-being. Coupled with environmental degradation due to flooding, deforestation and excessive tree cutting, crop and cattle farming become less productive, which intensifies the vulnerability of local populations.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago
Highlights, News

Putting Food Systems Thinking into Practice

Wageningen University & Research recently published an article on Global Food Security which made use of Aidenvironment’s sector transformation framework. The research shares lessons learned from applying an integrated analytical framework for putting food systems thinking into practice.

By Judith Knibbe 5 months ago