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Deforestation-free supply chains through public-private partnerships and mobilising Asian and US markets

Scale-up and acceleration of deforestation-free supply chain through public-private partnerships and Mobilising Asian and US markets to reduce commodity-driven deforestation in Brazil and beyond.





Solidaridad works to develop deforestation-free commodities that are relevant and sustainable at field level, are enhanced by national regulations, and are demanded by the market. The objective is to produce more with less, delivering results at farm level whilst reducing environmental impact. With previous support from Norad, Solidaridad was able to prove two such concepts: climate smart agriculture, piloted in Peru and Colombia, and land neutral agricultural expansion, piloted in Brazil.



63 000 000 NOK for the period 2018-2021.

The aim of the project is to scale up the adoption of good practices, which results in low carbon agriculture in 3 biomes in South America (Amazon, Andes and Cerrado). This will be done through diversifying the type of producers involved whilst increasing numbers of producers and hectares under sustainable production.

Expected Results

The planned impact on society is that private sector actors have implemented social and environmental policies and practices that reduce the pressure on forests, and are engaged in global public private partnerships to reduce deforestation

The expected outcomes are:

  • Sustainable intensification and deforestation-free livestock production practices are upscaled in Amazon and Cerrado
  • Degraded pastures restored and deforestation avoided through agricultural intensification in Cerrado
  • Smallholder’s income increased and environmental governance improved in Novo Repartimento in Amazon Biome
  • Top Chinese importers have agreed on minimum sustainability sourcing criteria for soy, beef and leather, and purchase products under these sustainable criteria
  • Major North American companies, sourcing soy and beef from the Amazon and Cerrado, set comprehensive and time-bound commitments to reduce deforestation and show progress on its implementation


Brazil: Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV), Grupo de Trabalho da Pecuária Sustentável (GTPS), Ceres, China Soybean Industry Association (CSIA), Sinograin, Jiusan Group, Municipality of Novo Repartimento, Cargill

Colombia: Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros (FNC) – Risaralda Committee, Neumann Foundation, Asotatamá, Agrosolidaria, Supracafé, Cooperativa de Caficultores del Cauca and Asogrupos (Expocafé and Cooperativa del Norte de Nariño replaced by Supracafé and Asogrupos)

Peru: Sustainable Commodity Assistance Network (SCAN) Peru, San Martin REDD+ Roundtable, Grupo Perhusa, Agricultural Development Director (DDA) of the Alto Mayo Special Project (PEAM), Ministry of Environment’s National Programme for Climate Change Mitigation and Forest Conservation, Rioja and Moyobamba municipalities and 5 producer groups in San Martin region

Europe: Cool Farm Alliance, Superunie and This Side Up

North America: Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) and RGC Coffee

Brazil, Colombia and Peru

About the project descriptions

The project descriptions give insight in the NICFI portfolio for civil society organisations supported by Norad. 

The descriptions presented are written by the project partners. Only minor edits have been undertaken by Norad. Their presentations and conclusions do not necessarily reflect the views of Norad.

Published 06.12.2019
Last updated 06.12.2019