The EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) has been designed to prevent deforestation-linked commodities and products from entering the EU market, and in doing so catalyse a much needed reduction in deforestation on a global scale.
With the regulation coming into effect in December 2024, some have raised concerns that the smallholder farmers who supply a significant share of targeted commodities lack both the technical and financial means to comply. With fears that businesses may choose to remove smallholders from EU supply chains under current rules, millions of farmer livelihoods could be left extremely vulnerable.
In this installment of Innovation Forum's big debate series, we addressed pressing concerns and explored potential solutions for protecting smallholders and ensuring their continued access to the EU market.
Hear from our distinguished panel:
• Emanuele Pitto, International Relations Officer, DG Environment, European Commission • Olivier Tichit, director, sustainability, Musim Mas • Tessa Meulensteen, senior program manager coffee, IDH
This webinar was moderated by Ian Welsh, publishing director at Innovation Forum.