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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1 October 2018
Gender considerations are essential in natural resource management. In Ghana’s oil palm-producing regions, women and men often have different rights and access, especially where customary laws on land tenure favour men. In line with its aim to ensure that all marginalised groups are fully represented, Ghana’s national platform conducted a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) analysis to understand how gender sensitive (or otherwise) the APOI process has been in the country. This report provides a summary of its findings and recommends steps to bridge the identified gaps.
Download: Gender and Social Inclusion Analysis of Customary Practices in Oil Palm Producing Areas and the Africa Palm Oil Initiative process in Ghana
Read more APOI-related publications here.