Proforest is a unique, non-profit group. We support companies, governments, civil society and other organisations to work towards the responsible production and sourcing of agricultural and forest commodities.
At Proforest we’re passionate about helping people produce and source agricultural and forest commodities responsibly. That’s why we support companies throughout supply chains to have positive social and environmental outcomes in the places where commodities are produced.
We help companies take action on responsible production and sourcing, both within and beyond their supply chains. Find out how.
We facilitate collaborations between companies, government, civil society and communities to achieve positive environmental and social outcomes. Find out how.
We build knowledge and capacity for responsible production and sourcing of agricultural commodities. Find out how.
Our work supports agricultural commodity production and sourcing that can deliver positive social and environmental outcomes. This means working with producers and supply chains to have positive impacts for the people and places where commodities are produced.
We work in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, as well as internationally. Our regional and global team combines local expertise and a global network.
All members of the group voluntarily sign up to a commitment to re-invest any profit to continue the work of the group to advance our shared mission
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Proforest takes part in a number of industry and partner events in all our main regions, and shares new ideas and information that is available across the breadth of our work
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Proforest offers a wide range of workshops, courses and certificated programmes, combining a blended approach of delivery from online to face to face, fieldwork to webinars
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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.
Proforest Academy launches eLearning course for downstream companies on jurisdictional and landscape initiatives
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.
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.
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.
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.
Proforest's Neil Judd presented the Operational Guidance document for cocoa producers to implement the new EU regulation on deforestation-free products.
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.
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”.
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’.