Environment and Social (E&S) Sustainability (Mandatory Requirement)

OVCF will ensure that all Outgrower schemes, FOs and TOs operate in line with the following standards and guidelines:

  1. National Environmental Assessment Regulations, 1999 (LI 1652)
  2. Sustainability Guidelines of KfW Development Bank and therewith:
  • IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability (IFC PS, 2012);
  • IFC Environmental, Health, and Safety General Guidelines (2007) and applicable industry specific guidelines, such as “Annual Crop Production”, and “Perennial Crop Production” ;
  • Guidelines on Incorporating Human Rights Standards and Principles, Including Gender, in Programme Proposals for Bilateral German Technical and Financial Cooperation;
  • The UN basic principles and guidelines on development-based evictions and displacement, namely §§ 42, 49, 52, 54 and 60 (2013);
  • Handbook for Preparing a Resettlement Action Plan of the IFC (2002);
  • Involuntary resettlement sourcebook - planning and implementation in development projects (2004); and
  • IFC Exclusion List for Financial Intermediaries

Contact OVCF for Checklist including Climate Assessment Form and IFC Exclusion List

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