Balancing the benefits and negative impacts is an intractable challenge in the implementation of sustainable trade. To overcome this challenge, the GCRF Trade, Development and the Environment Hub (GCRF TRADE Hub) will examine the trade in agricultural commodities and wildlife through research activities in various areas ranging from supply chains; the social and environmental impacts of trade; the modelling of future scenarios; through to formulating recommendations for the public and private sectors. The research activities is conducted by 50 organizations based in 15 countries, and research site located in 9 countries including Indonesia. TRADE Hub Indonesia will focus on palm oil, coffee, and wildlife trade.
The TRADE Hub Indonesia aims to provide business cases, policy changes and stronger financial institutions where the global trade in palm oil and coffee delivers benefits for the country through its research activities. It also aims to reduce impacts on high-risk forested landscapes and their rural communities. In addition, the project is expected to enhance information on the legal and illegal trade in selected wildlife species and commodities in Indonesia.