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Next regional meeting of the Africa Palm Oil Initiative announced

Next regional meeting of the Africa Palm Oil Initiative announced

14 March 2018

The fourth Regional Meeting of the TFA 2020 Africa Palm Oil Initiative will take place 17 May in Accra, Ghana

Tea and palm in East Africa: ensuring responsible production

Tea and palm in East Africa: ensuring responsible production

12 March 2018

Proforest recently visited Uganda and Rwanda to conduct HCV assessments and ensure the production of tea and oil palm is not occurring at the expense of the local environment and communities.

PepsiCo launches smallholder palm oil program in Mexico

PepsiCo launches smallholder palm oil program in Mexico

13 February 2018

Last week saw the launch of Mexico's first RSPO Smallholders Support Fund programme during the first Mexican Palm Oil 2018 Congress held in Villahermosa, Mexico.

Supporting responsible smallholder production

Supporting responsible smallholder production

12 February 2018

The latest SHARP newsletter reports on the progress being made around the world to support smallholders to produce commodity crops sustainably and highlights two Proforest collaborations – with PepsiCo in Mexico and Musim Mas in Indonesia

Official launch of the David Hoyle Foundation

Official launch of the David Hoyle Foundation

7 February 2018

Foundation launched in memory of the life and work of David Hoyle will carry forward his passion for protecting the forests of Africa and supporting the communities that depend on them.

Supporting public consultation on the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) in Colombia and Peru

Supporting public consultation on the Accountability Framework Initiative (AFi) in Colombia and Peru

2 February 2018

Proforest has been supporting public consultation on the Accountability Framework initiative’s (AFi) core document.

Addressing soy and beef driven deforestation in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

Addressing soy and beef driven deforestation in Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay

31 January 2018

Proforest supported the first phase of the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture to address commodity-driven deforestation in the Amazon, Cerrado and Chaco biomes.

The Central African Republic develops national principles for sustainable palm oil

The Central African Republic develops national principles for sustainable palm oil

30 January 2018

Last week, the Central African Republic strengthened their commitment to the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) Africa Palm Oil Initiative by organising a three-day national workshop on sustainable palm oil in the country.

New briefing note explores how to measure forest biodiversity with the Forest Integrity Assessment

New briefing note explores how to measure forest biodiversity with the Forest Integrity Assessment

23 January 2018

Many sustainability standards require assessments of forest biodiversity, yet these can often be challenging even for large, well-resourced organisations. The Forest Integrity Assessment (FIA) tool offers non-specialists a simple, user-friendly way to evaluate forests' biodiversity.

Proforest: Looking back on 2017

Proforest: Looking back on 2017

2 January 2018

Before we launch into 2018, we reflect on some of our key moments of 2017.

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