Landscape Scale Action for Forests, People, and Sustainable Production: A Practical Guide for Companies

Learn how your company can engage in landscape and jurisdictional initiatives.

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Explore 20 interventions for companies to engage in landscapes and jurisdictional initiatives (L/JIs) to fit your context and geographies. In considering these, companies should work with local stakeholders in the landscapes/jurisdictions they wish to engage to determine which interventions are needed and consider which interventions fit their own corporate strategy.

Each intervention presented here showcases real world examples of company engagement, key points for implementation, the external conditions that increase the likelihood of success, as well as the business case for a company to use it. Relative cost to a company and duration of engagement are also presented to help you plan your intervention.


See interventions categorized by:

Category

Planning

Implementation

Help develop carbon offset programs that reduce deforestation at the landscape/jurisdictional scale

Cost

$, $$, $$$, $$$$,

Duration

> 3 years, < 6 months,

Incentivize suppliers to engage in L/JIs

Cost

$, $$, $$$,

Duration

> 3 years, 1-3 years,

Use preferential sourcing to support L/JIs that are demonstrating progress

Cost

$$, $$$,

Duration

< 6 months, 6 months - 1 year,

Align procurement specifications and supplier contract terms with landscape/jurisdictional goals and targets

Cost

$, $$,

Duration

< 6 months,

Collaborate on joint commodity traceability for a landscape/jurisdiction

Cost

$, $$, $$$,

Duration

6 months - 1 year,

Share responsibility for the degree of sustainability progress made at landscape/jurisdictional level

Cost

$, $$$,

Duration

< 6 months, 1-3 years,

Support legalization of production to promote adoption of sustainable agricultural practices in line with L/JI objectives

Cost

$, $$, $$$, $$$$,

Duration

> 3 years,

Support additional/alternative livelihood activities and practices that reduce pressure on forests

Cost

$, $$,

Duration

> 3 years, 1-3 years,

Support landscape restoration in line with L/JI objectives

Cost

$$, $$$, $$$$,

Duration

> 3 years,

Enhance sustainability-pegged financial flows to producers

Cost

$, $$, $$$,

Duration

< 6 months, 1-3 years, 6 months - 1 year,

Support farmer training on best management practices and provide incentives to implement them

Cost

$, $$, $$$,

Duration

> 3 years, 1-3 years,

Advocate with consumer country governments to support landscape/jurisdictional approaches in commodity producing regions

Cost

$, $$,

Duration

1-3 years, 6 months - 1 year,

Build momentum for L/JIs by sharing positive, clear stories about ongoing sustainability efforts

Cost

$, $$,

Duration

< 6 months,

Support governments in developing jurisdictional policies, tools, and investment strategies

Cost

$, $$,

Duration

1-3 years, 6 months - 1 year,

Share spatial data and land management plans with other stakeholders involved in landscape/jurisdictional land use planning and monitoring

Cost

$,

Duration

< 6 months, 6 months - 1 year,