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The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

3 April 2023

Ten West and Central African countries commit to sustainable commodity production, with new Declaration signed at CoP27, November 9, 2022

Categories: Africa Palm oil Forest products Rubber Cocoa Timber

Company Landscape Engagement for Cocoa Sustainability

Company Landscape Engagement for Cocoa Sustainability

1 February 2023

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

Company Landscape Engagement for Cocoa Sustainability: Progress and the Path Forward

Company Landscape Engagement for Cocoa Sustainability: Progress and the Path Forward

30 January 2023

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...

Categories: Landscapes Cocoa

Cocoa drying

EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products: Operational Guidance for Cocoa Producers and Importers

22 December 2022

Proforest has developed an operational guidance for cocoa producers and importers to support the implementation of the upcoming EU regulation on deforestation-free products (EUDR).

Categories: Supporting companies Cocoa

Cocoa pods

EU Regulation on Deforestation-Free Products: Reference Document for Cocoa Producers and Importers

22 December 2022

In this reference document, Proforest synthesises existing best practices and tools for conducting supply chain Deforestation Due Diligence in the cocoa sector and identifies key unanswered questions for regulators and companies.

Categories: Supporting companies Cocoa

Policy & Governance Review Relevant to the Agro-commodity Production Landscape in Ghana

Policy & Governance Review Relevant to the Agro-commodity Production Landscape in Ghana

19 July 2021

This is part of a series of policy and governance reviews relating to the agro-commodity production landscapes of Ghana, Cameroon and Indonesia.

Categories: Landscapes Africa Palm oil Rubber Cocoa Timber

Gender assessment of the policy environment in relation to the cocoa, oil palm, rubber and timber value chains in Liberia

Gender assessment of the policy environment in relation to the cocoa, oil palm, rubber and timber value chains in Liberia

20 February 2020

Gender assessment of the policy environment in relation to the cocoa, oil palm, rubber and timber value chains in Liberia

Categories: Palm oil Rubber Cocoa Timber

Gender analysis of the laws and policies that govern the cocoa, palm oil, rubber and timber supply chains in Cameroon

Gender analysis of the laws and policies that govern the cocoa, palm oil, rubber and timber supply chains in Cameroon

3 February 2020

This report presents a gender analysis of the laws and policies guiding the cocoa, palm oil, rubber and timber supply chains in Cameroon. Gender analysis is the study of different roles and responsibilities of men and women; their differentiated access to and control of resources; and their priority needs to better understand and address gender inequalities (FAO, 2011b).

Categories: Landscapes Palm oil Cocoa Timber