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Linking 'no-deforestation' supply chains and national climate mitigation initiatives

As of: December 2021

Producer country governments and multilateral companies have committed to eliminate deforestation and reduce GHG emissions associated with agriculture, but often actions to implement these commitments are taken in isolation. Collaboration can bring efficiencies and share responsibilities, which is especially important for smallholder-dominant commodities such as cocoa, palm, beef and coffee. The project will work with local stakeholders, governments and multilaterals to develop and test land-scape and jurisdictional approaches and guidance to better integrate implementation of private-sector commitments to eliminating deforestation from supply chains with national policies and initiatives to address deforestation. The project will leverage Proforest’s relationships with multinational company and multistakeholder platforms to support and build capacity for local leadership of landscape level land use planning, management and monitoring in Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Peru.

State of implementation/results

    • As part of the Asunafu Asutifi HIA process, a workshop was held to develop a capacity building framework to define the training courses and target audience to the trainings that can support implementation of the landscape management plan. Participants from the Asunafo-Asutifi HIA landscape taking part in the workshop included NGOs such as Tropenbos as well as potential funders such as the World Bank. This built on a needs assessment carried out to make sure that the training was directly relevant to the landscape participants needs.
    • A review of gender work done in the landscape was carried out to identify existing programmes and needs that will feed into the management and investment plan, and the capacity building plans.
    • Cote d’Ivoire:
      • In June and July 2021, Proforest conducted field visits to three potential focal landscapes (San Pedro, Cavally and Indenie Djuablin). The aim was to collect baseline information about existing initiatives and stakeholders via interviews with them, as well as possible entry points for setting up the landscape pilot. In August 2021, a workshop was facilitated to identify the pilot landscape in the country. San Pedro was selected, based on landscape selection criteria indicating where a landscape collaboration may be most beneficial. Criteria included the number of multinational company supply chains connected, remaining forest and the enabling policy environment/initiatives in need of collaboration. The workshop was attended by government representatives, companies and CSOs. The programme team is now developing a workplan and timeline for initiating the San Pedro pilot.
      • The programme team has worked with the Peruvian technical staff of the Ministry of Environment to ensure the successful continuity of the programme whilst the central government ministers change as a result of elections. This involves working with a consultant to map and report on Peru’s GHG emissions and forest emissions reference level to the UNFCCC in order to comply with REDD+ mechanisms.
      • Proforest is also supporting the Ministry of Agriculture and Development to develop a National Oil Palm Strategy.
      • RSPO producer training are also planned, together with TFA, for national government staff and small-scale producers in the Amazon region in October 2021.
      • Peru landscape activities will be supported by a South-South exchange to share lessons from ongoing landscape work in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana on production landscapes (in particular from the most advanced Asunafo-Asutifi landscape programme).
      UK /International:
      • In July 2021 Proforest co-hosted a session in the 31st Chatham House "Global Forum on Forest Governance" on due diligence regulations and sustainable trade. A full report is available here:…

Project data

Ghana, Ivory Coast, Peru

Implementing organisation:
The Proforest Initiative

Political partner(s):
  • Forestry Commission - Ghana
  • Ministry of Environment (MINAM) - Peru
  • Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development - Ivory Coast

Implementing partner(s):
  • Proforest Initiative Africa (PIGH)
  • Proforest LatinoAmerica S.A.S (PCCO)

BMU grant:
1.956.218,00 €

10/2020  till  09/2023


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