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We are an internationally recognised, independent organisation whose
unique expertise delivers sustainable natural resource management,
from policy, investment and procurement, to production on the ground.

Agricultural commodities

Proforest works with companies, governments, NGOs and civil society organisations to achieve the sustainable use of natural resources through policy and standards development and implementation, responsible sourcing and investment, and training and capacity building.

With 10 years of experience in over 120 organisations and more than 40 countries, Proforest is an international leader in the development and implementation of policies for sustainable natural resource management, including a range of agricultural commodities. As demand for sustainably sourced commodities increases, producers, processors, purchasers and investors in natural resources will need to demonstrate their commitment to environmental and social responsibility, a complex task in today’s challenging commercial setting.

Proforest is experienced in the management of oil palm, soy, sugarcane, rubber, beef, cotton and jatropha at different scales – including smallholders, communities, forest-dependent people and multinational businesses – working at every stage of the supply chain to assist in the implementation of sustainable production and processing, responsible purchasing and investment. We also specialise in providing support for the development of international sustainability initiatives, such as the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

Services related to agricultural commodities are delivered through various Proforest programmes: