Voluntary Sustainability Standards in South Asia: A focus on the cotton sector in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) hosted a public webinar to discuss the findings from the IISD's forthcoming report: Voluntary Sustainability Standards in South Asia: A focus on the cotton sector in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
The research maps voluntary sustainability standards (VSSs) criteria and market potential and explores how VSSs can help address three major sustainability issues: pest management, water conservation, and farmers’ incomes and prices.
- Sara Elder, Senior Policy Advisor, IISD
- Vivek Voora, Senior Associate, IISD
- Florencia Sarmiento, Policy Analyst, IISD
- Hardeep Desai, Head of Farm Operations, Cotton Connect
- Zahid Hussain, Farmer Representative, CABI
- Tassawar Hussain Malik, Director of Research, Pakistan Central Cotton Committee, Ministry of National Food Security & Research, Pakistan
NBI Deep Dive: Valuing Forest Restoration in Indonesia, a Case Study of the Brantas River
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NBI Deep Dive: The Value of Wetland Restoration in Colombia
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IISD Sustainability Certificate Series
IISD is launching a new online workshop series for university students around the world on sustainable development, policy engagement, and green economies.
Localizing the SDGs: Agrifood systems transformation as a key accelerator
To reach food security and nutrition for all, food and agriculture policies need better tuning with environmental and social objectives at all levels.