Projects

Demonstrating compliance on HCVs for new oil palm plantation development

Demonstrating compliance on HCVs for new oil palm plantation development

5 January 2021

Proforest Africa has successfully conducted over 15+ HCV assessments mainly in West and Central Africa, but also in Rwanda in the east and the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. In 2019 this included an HCV assessment for Presco...

Responsible rubber production support in Cameroon for SDCC

Responsible rubber production support in Cameroon for SDCC

1 November 2020

Proforest is supporting Société de Développement du Caoutchouc Camerounais S.A. (SDCC) to implement responsible environmental and social practices for its plantations, namely Sud Cameroon Hevea S.A. (Sudcam) and Hevea Cameroon...

Evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA Legality Assurance Scheme

Evaluation of the FLEGT/VPA Legality Assurance Scheme

1 November 2020

The VPAs are bilateral agreements between producing countries and the EU that sets out the commitments and actions of both parties to tackle illegal logging. In 2009, Ghana signed a VPA with the EU and committed to developing the...

HCV assessments for forestry companies

HCV assessments for forestry companies

1 November 2020

In 2010, Proforest conducted HCV assessments for three large-scale forest products companies in Ghana (Samartex Timber & Plywood Limited, John Bitar Company Limited and Logs & Lumber Limited), as an important component of the...

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

21 October 2020

Proforest is facilitating understanding and application of the Accountability Framework among actors in government, NGOs and companies. In addition to exploring opportunities for alignment of national policy processes with the...

Understanding how companies can participate in Ghana

Understanding how companies can participate in Ghana

21 October 2020

When discussing their role in landscape initiatives, companies need to ensure they understand all governance structures and requirements around their role. In Ghana, numerous cocoa companies are working with the Ghana Cocoa-Forest...

Production Landscape Programme Africa - supporting supply chain companies

Production Landscape Programme Africa - supporting supply chain companies

19 October 2020

The Production Landscape Programme (PLP) is supporting supply chain companies in Ghana, Liberia and Cameroon to work effectively at the landscape level by aligning their actions and commitments on deforestation and other...

Africa Practitioners Network – Strengthening understanding

Africa Practitioners Network – Strengthening understanding

19 October 2020

In West and Central Africa, agricultural and forest commodity production is rapidly expanding and there is growing interest in making production responsible. Capacity development is essential to address the lack of practical...

Benchmarking national legislation against voluntary certification schemes

Benchmarking national legislation against voluntary certification schemes

19 October 2020

Legal compliance is a vital first step to reducing forest loss and helping businesses meet their sustainability commitments. This programme promotes legal compliance as a first step to demonstrating compliance with national and...

Working with cocoa and chocolate companies through the World Cocoa Foundation

Working with cocoa and chocolate companies through the World Cocoa Foundation

2 September 2020

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is a non-profit international membership organization whose vision is a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector. Under the Healthy Planet Pillar, WCF is leading the Cocoa & Forest Initiative (CFI)...

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