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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.

Our programmes

Proforest works at every stage of natural resource supply chains, from production through processing and procurement, to investment and policy development. We provide practical support to businesses, NGOs and governments, built on ten years’ experience with over 120 organisations in more than 40 countries.

Proforest’s activities are organised under four programmes:

  • Sustainability initiatives support programme (SISP): offering technical support for organisations developing standards and safeguards to promote better management of natural resources. Proforest facilitates dialogue, promotes information sharing and helps initiatives to scale-up impacts.
  • Policy, science and research: bringing practical experience and advice to policy-makers and researchers, supporting the development of effective, science-based policy for sustainable resource use.
  • Training and capacity building: delivering effective training, through courses, workshops and technical guides on setting and implementing sustainability standards and safeguards, supply chain controls and stakeholder engagement.