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 has produced a wide range of publications, ranging from in-depth assessments and reports to practical guides, toolkits, and books and guidance notes for a more general audience
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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How and why midstream and downstream companies have taken landscape-scale action in soy production areas
Categories: Landscapes Soy
Proforest worked to better coordinate and align private companies’ zero deforestation activities with public climate change mitigation programmes in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Africa Latin America
This report explores how and why midstream and downstream companies have taken landscape-scale action in beef producing areas. A collaboration between the Tropical Forest Alliance, Proforest, and CDP.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Cattle
This report by TFA and Proforest focuses on how companies, including but not limited to the forest, land and agricultural (FLAG) sectors, can help accelerate progress towards nature, climate and people goals by contributing to multi-stakeholder collaboration at landscape and jurisdictional scale.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes
This joint position contains a summary of some of the feedback from these organisations to the SBTi as part of its public consultation process and aims to serve as a reference and discussion point for stakeholders interested in building incentives for companies to take BVCM actions.
Informed by interviews with 18 companies and 11 landscape implementers as well as submissions to CDP’s forest questionnaire 2022, this report aims to map the way forward and mobilise more landscape-scale action by downstream and midstream companies in palm oil.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Palm oil
This report explores why and how downstream and midstream companies are engaging at landscape scale to achieve sustainable land use in pulp, paper and packaging (PPP) production areas. Companies engage at this scale to meet their own sustainability commitments and improve relationships with local communities and stakeholders.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Forest products
This guidance is a resource for planners and implementers of landscape initiatives and suggests practical approaches to ensuring IPLC participation in, or ownership of, decisions in landscape initiatives at various key steps.
The study aims to advance understanding of landscape and jurisdictional approaches as a key corporate strategy towards nature-positive businesses and to map the way forward to mobilise more private sector action and multi-stakeholder collaboration at scale.
Categories: Landscapes Cocoa
This report explores why and how manufacturers, retailers, and traders are using landscape and jurisdictional approaches in cocoa production areas. The most prominent systemic issue companies seek to address using landscape...
Agriculture is the predominant source of livelihoods for over 70% of Liberia’s population. 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.
Categories: Landscapes Africa Palm oil
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.
Categories: Supporting companies Landscapes Southeast Asia