Understanding impacts of forest-focussed supply chain policies (Webinar)

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Published 24th March 2021 by Evidensia. Authored by Evidensia


Agriculture is the largest contributor to tropical deforestation around the planet. For the last two decades, a range of supply chain policies have emerged to address key conservation and livelihood goals. What do we know about the outcomes and impacts of such policies? In this Evidensia webinar, leading academics Rachael Garrett (ETH Zurich) and Ximena Rueda (Universidad de Los Andes) present insights from their systematic review on the conservation and livelihood outcomes of forest focussed- supply chain policies adopted by companies. The key policies studied are certifications, codes of conduct, and market exclusion mechanisms. Their review studies the outcomes of such policies at three levels – compliance, additionality of impact and spillover effects. It also looks at the trade-offs between conservation and livelihoods goals adopted through such policies. They are joined by Pablo Pacheco (Global Forests Lead Scientist, World Wildlife Fund) who shares insights from the WWF Deforestation Fronts work and expand on responses to deforestation and effectiveness across the globe.
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Have food supply chain policies improved forest conservation and rural livelihoods? A systematic review

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Published 24th March 2021 by Evidensia. Authored by Evidensia

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