Our portfolio consists primarily of Forest Partnerships which currently span three hotspot regions for tropical deforestation – West and Central Africa, East Africa, and Southeast Asia. These are supported by our global projects that aim to strengthen demand for sustainable commodities and create an enabling environment for sustainable investments.
Partnerships for Forest’s main focus is supporting the development of Forest Partnerships. These are partnerships between private sector companies, public sector actors and people—the communities that depend on forests for their livelihoods—that catalyse investment in forests and sustainable land use.
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Ethiopian Forest Coffee
The Ethiopian Forest Coffee partnership aims to incentivize the conservation of forests by developing a premium brand and supply chain for forest-grown coffee
Productivity Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscapes
Partnering to achieve a deforestation-free cocoa landscape in the Juabeso and Bia Districts of Western Ghana.
Masarang Illipe Nut
Developing a market for illipe butter to unlock the potential commercial value of illipe nut in Kalimantan.
Livestock production intensification for the conservation of the South West Mau Forest Block (ISLA)
Reducing the impact of livestock in Kenya’s South West Mau Forest through the implementation of an innovative livestock production model.
Integrated Sustainable Forests Landscape Management
Supporting Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management in and around the Tain II Forest Reserve via the development of an effective forest plantation models.
Forest Smart Agriculture: Protecting Forests and Empowering People
Developing a market for forest-friendly Gola cocoa in Liberia.
Sustainable Charcoal Sales Development
Transitioning to widespread sustainable charcoal production in Ghana and beyond.
Rainforest Alliance-Olam Partnership for Livelihoods and Forest Landscape Management in Western Ghana
Setting up Landscape Management Boards for improved landscape governance, sustainable cocoa production and improved livelihoods in the Sui and Boin River Forest Reserves.
Setting up the ‘Tree Fund’ and Sustainable Charcoal
Incentivizing smallholder farmers to plan billions of trees all over Africa and produce sustainable charcoal.
Enabling Conditions Projects
Our work on enabling conditions focuses on unblocking critical barriers that hinder sustainable investments, particularly those affecting Forest Partnerships in the portfoloio. This work includes supporting and sharing research on investment models and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue to identify options or strategies to unblock barriers.
High Carbon Stock Convergence
Developing a single, operational, methodology that companies can use as a tool to help them meet their zero deforestation commitments.
The Cocoa and Forests Initiative
The Cocoa and Forests Initiative aims to develop a joint framework of action to end deforestation and forest degradation related to global cocoa production.
Demand-side measures support the implementation of existing corporate supply chain commitments, existing public procurement policies and developing new responsible sourcing guidelines and implementation tools.