In the real world
Key points for companies
External conditions that improve likelihood of success
- Political will and support from government regulators of land and agriculture
- Multi-stakeholder participatory design of the intervention
- Land use planning and zoning at local and jurisdictional levels to ensure legalization focuses on land that can support sustainable agriculture, and does not creates new incentives for deforestation
- Beneficiaries of legalization can access incentives and capacity building to become sustainable producers
The business case for this intervention
- By legalizing commodity production, companies can make progress on their sustainability goals, particularly for commodity sectors in which smallholder production comprises a significant share of overall production (including oil palm, coffee, cacao, rubber, and timber).
- Companies that invest in legalization can increase the availability, diversity, and reliability of supply of sustainably produced products.
- Companies can attribute multiple co-benefits and value added to modest supply chain investments, including enhanced food and water security, health, education, and general socioeconomic well-being of participating farmers.