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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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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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We are founding members of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber

As of March 7th, the HCV Resource Network Secretariat is a Founding Member of the Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber (GPSNR).

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Newly released HCV manual and templates

The HCV Network Secretariat has worked in collaboration with ALS staff, Quality Panel members (QP), and Licensed Assessors to produce an updated HCV Assessment Manual and reporting templates. The first edition of the HCV Assessment Manual was published in 2014, with the launch of the ALS. Since then, all stakeholders (assessors, Quality Panel members, ALS […]

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