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The HCV Approach is a unique three-step methodology that helps protect HCVs primarily in prospective forestry and agricultural plantations. It is referenced as a tool for achieving several UN Sustainable Development Goals, for meeting corporate sustainability commitments, and as a mechanism to ensure responsible investments in forestry and agriculture globally. 

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LATEST NEWS

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Upcoming Management Committee elections

This is the last year of our 2017-2019 Management Committee. In November, the Secretariat will send a call for nominations to all Member organisations, and in December, Members will vote to elect their new MC. Nine seats will be allocated as follows: Three seats will be taken by non-profit organisations Three seats by producer/supply chain […]

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New guidance for using the HCV approach at landscape and jurisdictional scales

The HCV Network has produced a new methodology to bring consistency to the growing use of the HCV approach at larger scales. Voluntary certification has been quite successful in promoting responsible production of commodities like timber and palm oil. It has acted both directly by driving positive changes at the management unit level, and indirectly […]

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How to make biodiversity management simple for smallholder cotton farmers around the world

By working closely with the BCI Secretariat and drawing on existing HCV Network resources, we were able to develop a tailor-made solution for rapid biodiversity assessment, testing it out in the complex context of Indian cotton production. The recently published IPBES Global Assessment highlights the contribution of the agriculture sector in causing severe biodiversity losses. […]

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