Identification of zones of High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stocks (HCS) in Cameroon
Cameroon has initiated since 2019 several actions to meet the new global requirements of eliminating deforestation from the value chains of certain agricultural commodities. The signing of the Common Framework of Action "roadmap for deforestation-free cocoa in Cameroon" is part of these actions. This is a joint commitment between government, business, producers, and civil society organisations for a sustainable cocoa sector that protects forests and improves the living standards of cocoa producers in Cameroon. Cameroon has also committed to the Green Commodity Landscape Program (GCLP), which is the pilot initiative for the implementation of the Common Framework for Action on Deforestation-Free Cocoa. The GCLP aims to support cocoa stakeholders to increase production while minimising threats to forests. To achieve this objective, the GCLP aims to test innovative approaches at the municipal level, including the municipality of Mbangassina, which is known nationally as a major cocoa production basin. This municipality has been selected as one of the pilot sites for the development of these new innovative initiatives.