This paper is part of a global study on private sector engagement at landscape and jurisdictional scale and is conducted by the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) in collaboration with Proforest, CDP and others.
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.
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
Proforest has developed an operational guidance for cocoa producers and importers to support the implementation of the upcoming EU regulation on deforestation-free products.
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.
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