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.
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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.
We work in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia, as well as internationally. Our regional and global team combines local expertise and a global network.
All members of the group voluntarily sign up to a commitment to re-invest any profit to continue the work of the group to advance our shared mission
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8 July 2020
We are in the process of convening a consortium of seven cocoa and chocolate companies to develop a deforestation-free and climate-resilient cocoa production landscape in the Asunafo-Asutifi Hotspot Intervention Area (HIA). The seven companies: Cargill, Ecom, Lindt, Mars, Mondelez, Olam and Sucden are signatories to the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) Joint Framework for Action.
Important first steps of the program include conducting a landscape socio-economic and ecological assessment, landscape level HCV-HCSA assessment and landscape land cover analysis to then develop a landscape management and investment plan for the HIA. The landscape program will contribute to emission reduction in Ghana’s 5.9 million hectare agro-forest mosaic landscape under the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP), and will also enhance cocoa productivity and community livelihoods. By taking part in this program, consortium members are working towards their CFI commitments.
Categories: Africa Cocoa