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.
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.
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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.…
Biase Plantations (Wilmar)
Proforest Africa has worked with subsidiaries of Wilmar Africa Limited including BOPP in Ghana and Biase and Calaro Estates in Nigeria, providing support in the form of…
The Benso Oil Palm Plantation, a subsidiary of Wilmar Africa Limited, was supported to become the second large-scale oil palm company in Africa to achieve RSPO certification in 2014. This…
Bringing a gender-sensitive approach to our High Conservation Value assessments
Our Africa team has led the way in embedding gender sensitive methodologies in our field work
Cameroon creates national platform to govern the sustainable development of palm oil
The Republic of Cameroon has committed to the long-term governance of the sustainable development of palm oil with…
Collaboration for sustainable production landscapes
The case studies in this impact report show how our guidance for engaging with landscape initiatives can be adapted to local contexts.
Côte D’Ivoire Insights: A photo story on capacity building in the landscape
Building capacity in a multi-stakeholder process, bringing together government, companies and civil society in a landscape…
Defining sustainable seaweed standards with Cargill
Proforest has been working with Cargill on a new programme that seeks to improve the sustainability of its red seaweed supply chains
Delivering training and guidance on Free, Prior, Informed Consent
Supporting the development of FPIC requirements through the APOI national platforms.
Under our work with the Africa Palm Oil…
Demonstrating compliance on HCVs for new oil palm plantation development
Proforest Africa has successfully conducted over 15+ HCV assessments mainly in West and…
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