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International programmes

Proforest has two cross-cutting international programmes that underpin all our other programmes. These support the development of sustainability initiatives and provide high-quality, practical training courses to help implement these initiatives.

There is a worldwide movement towards using sustainability initiatives, standards and certification systems to improve the management of natural resources and agricultural commodities. In many countries, however, there is a chronic shortage of trained professionals with the technical knowledge and experience needed to set up, implement and manage these standards and systems.

These two programmes provide the technical support and capacity building to help groups set up and implement sustainability initiatives in practice.

Sustainability Initiatives Support Programme

This programme assists people to develop voluntary standards systems and other sustainability initiatives. We facilitate processes and working groups, provide training, supply technical inputs to documentation, and develop tools and guidance.

International Training Programme

This programme provides capacity building and training for auditors and lead auditors, professionals from companies, governments and NGOs, and producers at all scales. Our major areas of training include RSPO certification and auditing, using the HCV approach, and the practical implementation of sustainability standards.

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