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Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative: A platform for producer and consumer country partnerships

Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative: A platform for producer and consumer country partnerships

21 March 2024

ASCI has great potential to help bridge perspectives between consumer and producer countries. This briefing paper extracts insights and lessons from ASCI multistakeholder dialogues, as well as a study on Producer-Consumer...

Categories: APOI / Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative Africa International

Implementation of a Regional Landscape Approach and Sustainable Management Plan: the case of the San Pedro Landscape

Implementation of a Regional Landscape Approach and Sustainable Management Plan: the case of the San Pedro Landscape

14 March 2024

Drawing up a sustainable management and investment plan for the landscape is a complex and crucial undertaking to ensure the preservation of the environment and the socio-economic development of a given region. Drawing on the...

Categories: Production Landscape Programmes Africa

Aligning Company and Government Action on Deforestation: Lessons from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru

Aligning Company and Government Action on Deforestation: Lessons from Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru

15 January 2024

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

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative: lessons on the transition from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative: lessons on the transition from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative

1 November 2023

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.

Categories: APOI / Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative Africa

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: APOI / Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative Africa Palm oil Forest products Rubber Cocoa Timber

Guidance on Engagement Principles for the National Oil Palm Strategy and Action Plan of Liberia

Guidance on Engagement Principles for the National Oil Palm Strategy and Action Plan of Liberia

18 January 2023

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: Production Landscape Programmes Landscapes Africa Palm oil

Gender and social inclusion strategy for the Asunafo-Asutifi Production Landscape

Gender and social inclusion strategy for the Asunafo-Asutifi Production Landscape

21 December 2022

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.

Categories: Production Landscape Programmes Landscapes Africa

Review and Analysis of Key Policies and Institutional Framework Governing Deforestation and Associated Social Issues in the Tree Crop Sector of Liberia

Review and Analysis of Key Policies and Institutional Framework Governing Deforestation and Associated Social Issues in the Tree Crop Sector of Liberia

20 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.

Categories: Production Landscape Programmes Landscapes Africa

Gender and Social inclusion in Production Landscapes

Gender and Social inclusion in Production Landscapes

21 November 2022

A case study of the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape in the Ahafo Region of Ghana

Category: Africa

Guide pour l'engagement des entreprises prives dans la REDD+ au Cameroun

Guide pour l'engagement des entreprises prives dans la REDD+ au Cameroun

22 June 2022

Depuis 2009, le Cameroun est engagé dans la REDD+. La REDD+ est un processus qui permet de valoriser le rôle joué par la forêt dans la stabilisation du climat mondial à travers le stockage des gaz à effet de serre.

Categories: Supporting companies Africa

Achieving inclusive governance in GCFRP implementation in Ghana

Achieving inclusive governance in GCFRP implementation in Ghana

4 May 2022

Lessons and Experiences in Setting up and the Functioning of Companies and Government Collaborations in the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape Programme

Categories: Landscapes Africa

Private Sector Engagement in Sustainability Landscape Initiatives in Cameroon: Guidance on Engagement Principles

Private Sector Engagement in Sustainability Landscape Initiatives in Cameroon: Guidance on Engagement Principles

8 April 2022

Within the framework of our Production Landscape Programme, we have developed principles and guidance on how companies can engage with and collaborate on landscape initiatives.

Categories: Landscapes Africa