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Latin America programmes

In Latin America Proforest works with internationally traded agricultural commodities. Our knowledge and expertise in this area can support more sustainable production, reduce deforestation, and introduce better social and labour standards.

Our programmes provide knowledge, tools and capacity building to encourage more responsible production of cattle, palm oil, soy and sugarcane. We support sustainability initiatives in a number of sectors, and partner with and strengthen multistakeholder processes to develop of guidelines and indicators for responsible production practices. We provide training on sustainability standards and how to implement them for governments, processors, large and small scale growers, and NGOs.

In collaboration with the SHARP Partnership, our programme work in Latin America supports companies in multiple sectors to work on sustainability issues with the smallholders in their supply chains.

We also help develop and disseminate best practices in land use planning for the protection of environmental and social values, through processes such as the High Conservation Value (HCV) approach.

Our programme work is delivered through our regional office in Brazil, and a network of staff and partners located in Mexico, and Central and South America.

Latin America Palm Oil Programme

The Latin America Palm Oil Programme supports growers, governments, NGOs and other stakeholders to understand and adopt sustainable practices in palm oil production, particularly in areas where production is expanding. The programme supports the development of national standards for RSPO and HCV, develops tools for working with small-scale growers and runs training courses and awareness raising events.

Latin America Cattle Programme

The Latin America Cattle Programme works with the Brazilian cattle sector and its stakeholders to develop a common vision of sustainability. Working through multi-stakeholder processes, the programme focuses on developing governance mechanisms and tools for implementing better practices.  

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