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Rebuilding Soil Health & Biodiversity in Mexico

Rebuilding Soil Health & Biodiversity in Mexico

15 August 2023

Healthy soils are essential for agriculture, ensuring food security and decent livelihoods for smallholder farmers and the local community. With the increasingly stressful consequences of climate change, there is more need to implement practices that improve the health of soils so that they are resilient and can withstand extreme weather events, maintaining crop yields even in increasingly difficult conditions.

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Accelerating Investment by Downstream Companies Towards Impact in Production Landscapes

Accelerating Investment by Downstream Companies Towards Impact in Production Landscapes

20 July 2023

Proforest Academy launches eLearning course for downstream companies on jurisdictional and landscape initiatives

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Honouring Passion, Dedication & Commitment - A Decade of Proforest in Brazil

Honouring Passion, Dedication & Commitment - A Decade of Proforest in Brazil

18 July 2023

This month we gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Proforest in Brazil. A decade ago we established ourselves as a “Knowledge Hub” for the beef and soy supply chains in Latin America.

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Proforest Supports Participatory Land Use Planning in Liberia

Proforest Supports Participatory Land Use Planning in Liberia

13 July 2023

Land use planning has been acknowledged as an urgent development strategy in Liberia that can address overlapping concessions, establish customary land rights, and direct wise economic development.

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Walmart Foundation adds to funding for Proforest’s work in Asunafo Asutifi cocoa landscape

Walmart Foundation adds to funding for Proforest’s work in Asunafo Asutifi cocoa landscape

14 June 2023

Proforest Initiative Africa has secured a grant from the Walmart Foundation to implement a project: ‘Building a deforestation-free climate and climate-resilient cocoa landscape’ in the Asutifi South Sub- Hotspot Intervention Area (HIA) in the Ahafo Region. Key activities of the nearly $1 million grant will help advance priorities outlined in the Asunafo-Asutifi HIA Management Plan, produced in collaboration with key stakeholders.

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Updating 1968 forest law in Edo State, Nigeria - Investment in training and capacity building for the Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

Updating 1968 forest law in Edo State, Nigeria - Investment in training and capacity building for the Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

7 June 2023

Edo State is today launching a new Forestry Commission, dedicated to ending deforestation and actively restoring degraded forests across Edo State in Nigeria. Proforest has supported this initiative with the government of Edo State and the Edo State Oil Palm Programme as a member of the Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative, signed by the Federal Government at CoP27.

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Presenting the Cocoa Operational Guidance at GISCO's 2023 General Meeting

Presenting the Cocoa Operational Guidance at GISCO's 2023 General Meeting

5 June 2023

Proforest's Neil Judd presented the Operational Guidance document for cocoa producers to implement the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products.

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Celebrating Africa Day with sustainable commodity production and trade

Celebrating Africa Day with sustainable commodity production and trade

25 May 2023

As we commemorate Africa Day, we recognise the importance of agriculture for the continent. This year, Africa Day is focusing on the "Acceleration of the African Continental Free Trade Area”, which has the potential to have a great impact on the agricultural sector.

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Proforest moderating panel at the 1st RSPO Inter-American Conference

Proforest moderating panel at the 1st RSPO Inter-American Conference

18 May 2023

For the first time, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil has organised an Inter-American Conference with the theme “From Emerging to Thriving: The role of the Americas as leaders in sustainable palm oil”.

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Making agricultural commodity production systems sustainable through policy development in Peru

Making agricultural commodity production systems sustainable through policy development in Peru

2 May 2023

With the support of IKI, national and local government and the many stakeholders in agricultural commodity production in Peru are engaged in policy development as part of the programme: ‘Linking no deforestation supply chains and national climate mitigation initiatives’.

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