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.
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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
The article discusses the implications of the new regulation from the European Union (EUDR) in combating deforestation in the supply chains of agricultural commodities, with a focus on soy and livestock products exported by Brazil.
Categories: Latin America Soy Cattle
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
Este informe ha sido posible gracias al apoyo técnico de Proforest, organismo orientado a la producción y abastecimiento responsable de productos agrícolas y forestales.
Guidance on grievance management for buyers of agricultural commodities
Category: Supporting companies
The transition of the Africa Palm Oil Initiative (APOI) into the Africa Sustainable Commodities (ASCI) Initiative, mandated by 10 African governments at COP26, provides a useful case study in scaling up a multi-stakeholder initiative.
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.
Trase and Proforest have released a comprehensive risk benchmarking framework and methodology aimed at supporting the European Union’s deforestation regulation (EUDR) system.
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