UNDP Green Commodities Facility


Organizational profile: The UNDP Green Commodities Programme exists to improve the national, economic, social and environmental performance of agricultural commodity sectors. In 2010, UNDP launched the GCP in recognition of the importance of global agricultural commodities in achieving the SDGs, with a mission to improve the lives of farmers and their communities and protect high conservation value forest and important vulnerable ecosystems. The UNDP Green Commodities Programme acts as a catalyst of mid to long-term national, structural and systemic commodity sector changes in support of sustainable agriculture.

The Green Commodities Programme facilitates various global initiatives. Launched in 2017, the Good Growth Partnership was born to focus on the root causes that lead to deforestation, environmental degradation and unsustainable production of four commodities: soy, beef, and palm oil. The Partnership works across production, financing and demand to convene a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to create lasting, transformative change throughout the key global commodity supply chains these key commodities in four countries. From Commitment to Action (FC2A) is the UNDP's Green Commodities Programme global initiative working to support countries in accelerating a reduction in deforestation from agricultural commodities in key forest eco-regions of the world in Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. The  Value Beyond Value Chains initiative focuses on how to increase the effectiveness of private sector collaboration with national governments in developing countries to help build the enabling conditions for the sustainable production of major agricultural commodity crops driving deforestation.

Financing Instrument: Technical Assistance

Project scale: Specific project budgets not available.

Recipient countries regions/country groups: The UNDP Green Commodities Programme is supporting the key producing countries of Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Paraguay, Dominican Republic, Liberia, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Mongolia, Philippines, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to address sustainability issues across seven highly-traded agricultural and marine commodities.

Eligibility Criteria: Eligibility criteria not available.

Application guidelines: Applications guidelines not available.

Publication Date
Thursday, 01 April 2021
Applicable location
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic (the)
Côte d'Ivoire
Phillippines (the)
Papua New Guinea
Private sector and industry
Financing opportunities