The first five years of implementing the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Good Growth Partnership has driven home that working in strong collaboration with partners and connecting all parts of the supply chain – production, demand, and finance – is the best way to effect systemic change to take deforestation out of agricultural commodity supply chains.
Over the five years, the Good Growth Partnership created momentum in Brazil, Indonesia, Liberia and Paraguay to accelerate sustainable production. The Partnership established or strengthened 22 national and sub-national multi- stakeholder and commodity-focused platforms bringing together stakeholders in target commodities and landscapes.
Through these forums, trust between stakeholders was enhanced and visions and clear pathways to sustainability for critical supply chains were defined. Nine action plans for sustainable commodity production were collaboratively developed at the national and subnational levels, of which six are already being implemented.
These action plans contain interventions needed to reform the industry, laying the foundation for unlocking public and private financing and investment to undertake them. The platforms and plans also created mechanisms for coordination and alignment across stakeholders and sectors, and at various scales, helping to consider trade-offs and break down silos, all prerequisites for achieving systemic change.