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The Coalition for Sustainable Livelihoods (CSL) is an emerging initiative focused on collective action to drive economic development, reduce poverty and improve natural resource management in the Indonesian provinces of North Sumatra and Aceh.

The Coalition was launched with a collaborative planning workshop held September 19-20, 2018, in Medan, Indonesia, to gather stakeholder input for shaping and building the initiative. More than 130 representatives from across government, private sector, financial institutions and civil society joined the Coalition's initial supporting partners, including Conservation International (CI), Danone, The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), The Livelihoods Fund, Mars Wrigley, Mondelēz International, PepsiCo, The Forest Trust (TFT) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). The goal: to capture the value of diverse collaboration through a sustainable landscape approach in contributing to sustainable livelihoods and improved natural resources management. By aligning public and private sector efforts, the Coalition aims to help advance government programs and policies as well as contribute to supply chain sustainability for companies operating in and purchasing products from North Sumatra and Aceh.

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    The message from that first workshop was clear. The Coalition should focus on collaboratively engaging government, private sector and civil society stakeholders across the landscapes of North Sumatra and Aceh to drive action by:

    • Coordinating, aligning and building upon current initiatives, programs and policies to support a sustainable landscape approach for production across key commodities, such as palm oil, cocoa, coffee, rubber, timber and others;
    • Supporting government programs such as Indonesia’s Sustainable Palm Oil Platform (known locally as FoKSBI), the National Action Plan for Sustainable Palm Oil, and the Green Aceh Initiative; and
    • Investing in strengthening existing and developing integrated landscape initiatives in districts where government, private sector and civil society agree to work together towards jointly defined sustainable development outcomes with communities and farmers that feed into global supply chains.
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    Production of crops — including cocoa, coffee, oil palm and others — supports thousands of smallholder farmers and helps drive the regional economies in North Sumatra and Aceh. These smallholders and nearby communities are often dependent on healthy forests and natural resources that provide fresh water, reduce risks of floods and landslides, and buffer against the impacts of climate change. There are numerous government, private sector and civil society initiatives aiming to advance economic, social and environmental sustainability, but many of these efforts are not aligned to achieve the desired scale or impacts.

    By aligning landscape and supply chain efforts with existing national and regional platforms and policies, the Coalition aims to create a critically needed pathway to scale sustainable production on the ground while also generating lasting social, economic and environmental impacts in North Sumatra and Aceh. This will bring tangible gains for smallholder producers, improve their access to markets seeking sustainable products and help generate additional investments — ultimately creating sustainable commodity value chains that ensure business and livelihood opportunities for the people of North Sumatra and Aceh.

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    The Coalition is just getting started. We invite government representatives, producers, private sector, finance institutions, civil society and regional and international NGOs to join us in this journey for collective action for sustainable development.

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        North Sumatra:
        Nassat Idris
        nidris@conservation.org

        Bharaty Sai
        bharaty@conservation.org

        Aceh:
        Riswan
        riswan@idhtrade.org

        Zakki Hakim
        hakim@idhtrade.org

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        International:
        John Buchanan
        jbuchanan@conservation.org

        Jessica Furmanski
        jfurmanski@conservation.org

        Materials and Additional Information:
        Katie Thomason
        kthomason@conservation.org

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