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Consumer and industry concerns demand that Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) is given from indigenous communities whose land is affected by corporate activities.
But it is not always clear what the rules are and how they should be applied.
A new project led by Equitable Origin, and funded by the ISEAL Innovations Fund, aims to improve FPIC implementation in the Amazon region.
William Crosse, Rainforest Alliance’s Deputy Director of Evaluation and Research, tells us more about the benefits of adopting this new approach.
Two of the biggest names in sugarcane certification, Bonsucro and Fairtrade, have come together to research and pilot a joint standard – with the help of the ISEAL Innovations Fund.
A coalition of ISEAL members have received a grant from the ISEAL Innovations Fund to help them take a major step towards their ambitious long-term aim of eliminating highly hazardous pesticides.