Our projects work across all forest landscape types and entire market systems because there is no one-size-fits all solution to deforestation and forest degradation.
Our portfolio primarily consists of Forest Partnerships which span four hotspot regions for deforestation and forest degradation – West and Central Africa, East Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America.
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
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.
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
Incentivising smallholder farmers to plan billions of trees all over Africa and produce sustainable charcoal.
Wild Forest Honey
Increasing the market value of standing forests by establishing a premium, wild forest honey brand in Indonesia.
Enhancing livelihoods and supporting wildlife conservation through sustainable natural rubber production
Supporting the development of a conservation area to ensure a pioneering sustainable natural rubber plantation delivers sustainable development impacts.
Preservation of forests through cooperative professionalisation
Transforming Cóte D’Ivoire’s current cocoa production paradigm from one based on the consumption of natural forests into a more productive and sustainable system.
Building a Cashew Value Chain
Strengthening Mozambique’s cashew value chain and providing sustainable and profitable alternatives to slash-and-burn farming for smallholders.
Ecosystem Restoration Concessions
Supporting the Ecosystem Restoration Concession community in Indonesia to explore and develop a range of revenue sources and become self-sustaining commercial entities.
Market Development for Timber from Community-Managed Forests in Tanzania
Supporting Sound and Fair Ltd to strengthen and diversify demand for FSC certified timber from community-managed forests in Tanzania.
COOPAVAM: Untapping the green power of Brazil nuts
Supporting the sustainable collection and commercialisation of Brazil nuts to protect forests and improve livelihoods in the Amazon.
The Sustainable Commodities Conservation Mechanism
Securing long-term funding for high quality forest protection and restoration in Southeast Asia.
Adum Banso Sustainable Oil Palm Pilot
Transforming the oil palm sector in Ghana: piloting a replicable production-protection model with communities in the Adum Banso landscape.
Enabling Conditions Projects
Our work on enabling conditions focuses on unblocking critical barriers that hinder sustainable investments, particularly those affecting Forest Partnerships in the portfolio. 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.