3 April 2023

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative

The Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative is a single set of principles for the responsible production of agricultural commodities in Africa. It puts producer countries in Africa at the forefront of defining the principles for the sustainable development of cocoa, rubber, palm oil, coffee and other commodities, in a way that improves livelihoods and protects natural resources, including forests.

This commemorative publication for the launch of the Africa Sustainable Commodities Initiative marks key milestones and achievements of the ten member countries in West and Central Africa to establish responsible production of agricultural commodities that protect forests, nature and livelihoods. ASCI marks a critical expansion of the Africa Palm Oil Initiative into a multi-commodity declaration, defining these principles of responsible production of cocoa, coffee, rubber, palm oil and more.

The ten national platforms are currently working to engage with various commodity platforms in their country to explore synergies to implement the ASCI principles. The publication enables them to share the success of the Initiative with local and regional stakeholders, as well as the wider development and investment community, outlining the success of this multi-stakeholder partnership between governments, companies, Indigenous Peoples & local communities and international donors.

Flipbook here in English and in French.

Available to download below in English and French.

Categories: Africa Palm oil Forest products Rubber Cocoa Timber