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Evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA Legality Assurance Scheme

Evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA Legality Assurance Scheme The VPAs are bilateral agreements between producing countries and the EU that sets out the commitments and actions of both parties to tackle…

HCV assessments for forestry companies

HCV assessments for forestry companies In 2010, Proforest conducted HCV assessments for three large-scale forest products companies in Ghana (Samartex Timber & Plywood Limited, John Bitar…

Proforest pilots the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) with oil palm and rubber companies in Ghana

Proforest pilots the Accountability Framework initiative (AFi) with oil palm and rubber companies in Ghana Proforest is facilitating understanding and application of the Accountability Framework…

Understanding how companies can participate in Ghana

Understanding how companies can participate in Ghana When discussing their role in landscape initiatives, companies need to ensure they understand all governance structures and requirements around…

Production Landscape Programme Africa - supporting supply chain companies

Production Landscape Programme Africa - supporting supply chain companies The Production Landscape Programme (PLP) is supporting supply chain companies in Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon to work…

Africa Practitioners Network – Strengthening understanding

Africa Practitioners Network – Strengthening understanding In West and Central Africa, agricultural and forest commodity production is rapidly expanding and there is growing interest in…

Benchmarking national legislation against voluntary certification schemes

Benchmarking national legislation against voluntary certification schemes Legal compliance is a vital first step to reducing forest loss and helping businesses meet their sustainability commitments.…

Newsletter from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative's Edo State, Nigeria, platform

Newsletter from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative's Edo State, Nigeria, platform As part of the communications focus for 2020, national platforms from each APOI country have been working on how to…

Three newsletters from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative's Sierra Leone national platform!

Three newsletters from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative's Sierra Leone national platform! As part of the communications focus for 2020, national platforms from each APOI country have been working on…

James Akossah

James Akossah James has a background in forest and nature management with a special interest in conservation, natural resource conflicts and stakeholder engagement. He has a dual MSc in Sustainable…

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