Agriculture is the predominant source of livelihoods for over 70% of Liberia’s population. Palm oil is one of the most important agricultural commodities for export. Together with rubber, cocoa and coffee, they account for about 34% of Liberia’s GDP. The government of Liberia has prioritised palm oil production as one of the most important industries for the future and there is interest from global companies who have committed to invest around USD 6 billion.
This guide collates our learning on where and how supply chain companies can most effectively engage with these landscape initiatives to help meet their commitments, recognising the different roles and participation of other stakeholders in the process.
The document is a guidance for companies in Indonesia that aim to develop bipartite agreements.
EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products: Operational Guidance for Cocoa Producers and Importers22 December 2022
In September 2022, the European Union (EU) Parliament voted amendments and adopted its position on the EU Commission proposal for a regulation to prevent products associated with deforestation and forest degradation from being placed on the EU market. In this Operational Guidance, we summarise what cocoa supply chain companies will need to do to meet the upcoming regulation.
In addition to this reference document, Proforest has developed an operational guidance intended for cocoa supply chain companies and focusing on compliance with the DDD regulation proposed the EU Commission.
The operational guidance is a complementary, shorter, and more operational version of this reference document.
The objective is to promote gender and social inclusion actions in the identified Hotspot Intervention Areas (HIAs) in the Asunafo-Asutifi landscape in the Ahafo region of Ghana. This is to ensure a gender responsive forest landscape that gives equal voice, access, participation and influence for diverse women and men, mostly in the implementation of the ongoing Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme (GCFPR) and other future natural resources projects and programmes in the landscape.
Review and Analysis of Key Policies and Institutional Framework Governing Deforestation and Associated Social Issues in the Tree Crop Sector of Liberia20 December 2022
The overall aim of this study was to identify existing laws, policies and strategies on the cultivation of selected tree crops (cocoa, natural rubber, palm oil and timber) linked to deforestation, child labour, forced labour, land rights, and smallholder inclusion in Liberia.
A case study of the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape in the Ahafo Region of Ghana
Generic Deforestation and Conversion Free Methodology
Proforest guidance on supplier engagement for responsible sourcing
Guidance Paper on Social Dialogue, Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining in the palm oil sector in Indonesia30 August 2022
This document is developed to provide guidance to palm oil supply chain actors; producers (plantation and mills), refineries, traders, manufacturers and international consumer goods companies connected to the palm oil sector in Indonesia.