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Winrock’s Top 10 stories of 2022

Winrock’s 2022 was filled with innovation, initiative and impact across our organization’s portfolios. Here are the top 10 most-clicked stories of 2022: 

  1. ART issues world’s first jurisdictional forestry carbon credits to Guyana
  1. USDA awards $45M to Winrock International to expand climate-smart agriculture in Malawi and Thailand
  1. Fighting human trafficking and migrant exploitation in cyber space
  1. High-quality coffee from Laos: Coming soon to a specialty café near you?
  1. ACR carbon markets 101: Additionality and baselines for improved forest management projects
  1. Preserving peatlands: A hidden key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  1. Land, water, life: Supporting communities to improve water security and resource management as the climate changes

8. Architecture for REDD+ Transactions (ART) 2021: The year in review 

9. Partnering with Vietnam on environmental protection, pollution reduction and climate action

10. Winrock to lead $20M USDA climate-smart agriculture commodities and markets project in the U.S. 

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ART

Forest conservation and restoration represents a gigaton-scale mitigation opportunity that could transform the fight to slow climate change. To attract large-scale finance for reducing global deforestation, a credible system is needed to reward countries for reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). ART aims to unlock new long-term financial flows for forest countries to […]
Market Transitions to Enable New Growth Opportunities

Market Transitions to Enable New Growth Opportunities

The USDA-funded Market Transitions to Enable New Growth Opportunities (MTENGO) project uses a farmer-first approach grounded in market incentives to increase resource-efficient, reliable agricultural production in Malawi in the face of climate unpredictability. MTENGO – which means both “value” and “foundation” in Chichewa, a native language spoken in Malawi ─ enables farmers to adopt climate…

ACR

Winrock has long recognized the threat posed by climate change. ACR, founded in 1996 and operated by Winrock, is dedicated to the belief that markets are the most effective tools to tackle climate change. As such, ACR has developed transparent and science-based methodologies to incentivize carbon reductions in agriculture, transportation and other industries. ACR is also a partner in assuring that California’s landmark Cap-and-Trade Program can manage, verify and credit carbon offsets effectively.
Thailand Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN)

Thailand Regional Agriculture Innovation Network (RAIN)

The USDA-funded Thailand RAIN project identifies, validates, scales and shares climate-smart agriculture technologies and practices that have been validated through a rigorous, evidence-based, participatory process.

Wallace Center

The Wallace Center supports entrepreneurs and communities as they build a new, 21st century food system that is healthier for people, the environment and the economy. The demand for locally produced food is strong, growing and often outstrips the ability of small farmers to keep up. Through research, education and technical assistance, The Wallace Center…

Safe Migration in Central Asia

Rising poverty and unemployment in Central Asia has increasingly led laborers in the region to migrate in search of work. Unfortunately, migration often leaves workers vulnerable to exploitation. The five-year Safe Migration in Central Asia activity aims to strengthen the mutual accountability of governments, NGOs and the private sector in efforts to prevent trafficking in…

USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP)

Complex problems require transcendent solutions, ones that span borders and sectors. Human trafficking is such a problem, and the USAID Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons program (USAID Asia CTIP) is such a solution. USAID Asia CTIP is a regional activity that focuses on transnational and regional challenges to combat human trafficking. The program aims to…

USAID Thailand Counter Trafficking in Persons (USAID Thailand CTIP)

As a source, transit and destination country, Thailand faces multiple manifestations of trafficking in persons. The USAID Thailand Counter Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) program works with communities and champions among government, civil society and the private sector to address the enabling environment for trafficking and exploitation, empower at-risk populations to safeguard their rights, and strengthen…
SafeStep Project

SafeStep Project

The SafeStep mobile phone application was originally designed and launched in 2020 by a consortium including ELEVATE, Diginex and Winrock International with funding from UK aid and the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) to support Bangladeshi migrants traveling to Gulf Coast countries. It has been expanded with additional funding from GFEMS and new…

TerresEauVie / RISE II Water Security and Resilience Activity

Led by Winrock’s Sustainable Water Partnership, the USAID Water Security & Resilience activity will enhance social and ecological risk management systems in Africa’s Sahel region through three components: improved water security, enhanced sustainable productive land use, and improved management of shocks, risks and stresses. The activity will improve the availability of, access to, and safe…

Sustainable Peatland Business Model

The degradation of carbon-rich peatlands in Indonesia has led to destructive wildfires and surging greenhouse gas emissions in recent years. Winrock is working with multiple groups in Indonesia to identify opportunities for peatland restoration, including the government of the Siak regency, Indonesia’s National Peatland Restoration Agency, the private sector and local stakeholders. These efforts target…

Protecting Peatland Forest Through a Social Forestry Scheme in Siak, Indonesia

The draining of carbon-rich peatlands in Indonesia for agriculture has led in recent decades to increasingly large fires and greenhouse gas emissions. Winrock is working with local communities to develop a set of peatland Social Forestry schemes in Indonesia’s Siak District to overcome the barriers to sustainable peatland forest management and promote the protection of […]
Palm trees in Indonesia

Enhancing Capacity to Reduce GHG Emissions from Peatlands and Palm Oil Production within a Jurisdictional Framework

The demand for palm oil has provided vital economic opportunities to many Indonesians. At the same time, the conversion of forests and drainage of peatland to create palm oil plantations is a leading source of Indonesia’s greenhouse gas emissions. Winrock has designed two scalable and replicable pilot projects that demonstrate the feasibility of improving the…

Private Investment for Enhanced Resilience (PIER)

PIER is an innovative climate finance project that incentivizes private sector investments in support of national development objectives that address climate change, such as National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), within countries of strategic interest to the United States, including Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mozambique, Peru, Saint Lucia, Tanzania, and Vietnam. PIER demonstrates […]
Vietnam forests

Vietnam Forests and Deltas (VFD)

The USAID Vietnam Forests and Deltas Program supports Vietnam’s transition to resilient, sustainable development. The first phase of the program (2012-2018) helped put national policies and strategies into practice to respond to environmental change, with a focus on the forestry and agriculture sectors, disaster risk reduction, and strengthening livelihoods. Beginning in 2018, the program’s second…

Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN)

Using a value chain approach, the Creating Linkages for Expanded Agricultural Networks (CLEAN) is working to improve the agriculture sector in Laos. The project facilitates private investment in supply chain infrastructure to increase production, reduce post-harvest losses and improve quality compliance and certification systems, and develop linkages and increase demand for clean and safe horticulture…

USAID Reducing Pollution

The USAID Reducing Pollution activity is a five-year project that supports locally-driven initiatives that substantially reduce environmental pollution in Vietnam through a collective impact approach. The project will build the capacity of government, local nongovernmental organizations and private sector partners to prevent, mitigate and reduce environmental pollution, and increase the capacity of stakeholders to generate, […]