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.
We build knowledge and capacity for responsible production and sourcing of agricultural commodities. Find out how.
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
21 November 2022
Proforest considers gender and social inclusion as an important aspect of our landscape work and believes that the “management and use of natural resources are gendered”. Through our landscape initiatives, we recognise that different women and men have different roles, responsibilities, opportunities and access to information, resources, and power, and can be differently affected by implementation of landscape initiatives. By understanding the gender issues at the landscape level, we can better understand the natural resource management dynamics we seek to influence and avoid inadvertently excluding or discriminating against women or men. It will also help us to avoid making incorrect assumptions – that everyone can participate in, influence, or benefit equally from interventions. Identifying the issues/barriers that exist to women’s and men’s full participation in activities and decision making will help effective gender and social inclusion in the Asunafo-Asutifi Landscape initiative.