Our HCV Work
Supporting the transition to agricultural commodity production and sourcing that delivers positive social and environmental outcomes for people and the planet.
Proforest has a long history of working with HCV. In line with our belief in collaboration, we brought people together to discuss the need for an institutional basis for taking the HCV approach forward, and helped to secure the first funding from IKEA, which kick-started the HCV project in 2006.
While incubated within Proforest we formed part of the steering committee and contributed to the development of a charter. As the HCV Resource Network (now HCV Network) launched in 2015, we have continued to support the initiative as a member of the Management Committee.
Proforest continues to conduct HCV assessments at both a site and landscape level, in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. We also provide training for companies and producers to understand the HCV approach and to qualify as HCV assessors. We run public courses in the field and online through Proforest Academy, and offer bespoke courses in Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America. Our publications showcase new ideas we develop through our work, and share new HCV tools and approaches with the community.
You can read more about the foundations of our HCV work in our anniversary publication celebrating 'Proforest at Twenty'.