Management Support for Livelihoods Funds


since 02/2010
Livelihoods Venture

The Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming and the Livelihoods Carbon Fund are innovative industry impact investment models to empower rural communities with efficient agricultural models to build resilient communities, ecosystems and sustainable farm enterprises and value chains. With an investment of $160 million in large scale community driven projects, the funds have significant social and environmental value for all stakeholders. Initiated by Danone in the meantime 12 major companies have invested: Danone, Schneider Electric, Crédit Agricole S.A., Michelin, Hermès, SAP, Groupe Caisse des Dépôts, La Poste, Firmenich, Voyageurs du Monde, Mars Inc. and Veolia.

UNIQUE is a technical service provider for both funds from the start. We support a number of investments during the concept phase, provide technical implementation support and enable project partners to establish and operate farm level impact monitoring systems based on farmer self-reporting, robust scientific models and global databases.

  • Support project feasibility assessment, design and due diligence
  • Advise on efficient mangrove, agroforestry (fruits, cocoa, vanilla) and agriculture (dairy) management
  • Develop innovative carbon – water and production efficiency monitoring approaches
  • Enable projects to implement robust impact monitoring
  • Project carbon offset validation and verification support to comply with voluntary carbon standards
  • Performance monitoring and operating Management Information System



Kommunikation braucht IT

Publikation 'Kommunikation braucht IT' online
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Publication 'Datenschutz im Wald' online
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Video about the project 'Upscaling Private FLR Investments in Latin America' online
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Publication 'Branche antwortet auf Zukunftsfragen' online
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Publication 'The power of dung - Lessons learned from on-farm biodigester programs in Africa' online
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Publication 'Evaluation Final Report Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP)' online
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Forest management

Since 2002 UNIQUE manages natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay according to the internationally recognized criteria of the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®).

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Company Mission Statement

Who we are
We are an internationally leading German consulting company for forest management and sustainable land use. Our clients are private companies and non-governmental organizations, as well as public institutions such as ministries, forest administrations, development banks and organizations implementing development cooperation. We provide comprehensive support in addressing technical, political and economic challenges in the land use sector - from project planning through implementation to evaluation. Together with our subsidiary companies, we sustainably manage natural forests and forest plantations in Paraguay on behalf of institutional investors.

Our ambition: sustainability, quality and customer orientation
Our consulting services and the management of our forests are bound to economic, environmental and social sustainability. Our work supports the implementation of innovative concepts for efficient and sustainable land use worldwide. In these activities, we orient ourselves according to internationally accepted standards and respective certification schemes. This also applies to our commitment to the excellent professional quality of our services as well as customer satisfaction, which we regard as the basis for long-term relationships and trustworthy cooperation. We are a learning organization and continuously improve the quality of our services - through transparency, quality management and communication with our clients.

Our values and how we implement them
Our employees are the core of the company and their motivation and knowledge are the most important assets of UNIQUE. Their identification with the company, its goals and principles, is very important to us. We practice a participatory leadership style with opportunities for codetermination, a culture of dynamic feedback and the principle of high individual responsibility. We learn together with our partners, and promote the professional and social skills and the personal development of our employees. Our corporate responsibility and commitment to sustainability is ensured through ISO quality management certification and by adhering to FSC principles and criteria.

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