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
4 June 2015
Working in partnership with WWF and Solidaridad, from 25–29 May 2015 Proforest ran the first 5-day High Conservation Value (HCV) Assessor Training Course in Latin America.
Ten professionals from five countries attended the training course, which combined theory with a simulated HCV assessment in the field. For this course Proforest developed a region-specific simulated case study in partnership with the GEF project ‘Biodiverse Palm Oil Landscapes’ based in Colombia.
The course is a component of the Guatemalan Sustainable Palm Oil Value Chain Project, in which Proforest collaborates with WWF and Solidaridad. The project is developing capacity in Guatemala and aims both to help practitioners carry out HCV assessments and to guide responsible producers of palm oil in the implementation of their commitments to sustainable production practices.
"This course opens a door for professionals in the region to carry out HCV assessments and support responsible producers of palm oil," said Daniel Arancibia, Proforest’s lead trainer for the course.
For more information about Proforest’s courses, see our Training page or contact our Training team. Proforest is an approved training provider for the HCV Resource Network Assessor Licensing Scheme (ALS).