The vast majority of Africa’s tropical moist and tropical rainforests exist in West and Central Africa. Western and Central Africa alone accounts for about 8% of all forests in the world, and 25% of global tropical forests. However, the region is fast losing its forest resources through unsustainable land use practices.
The Partnerships for Forests programme aims to reverse this trend in Western and Central Africa by leveraging private sector investment in Forest Partnerships in the cocoa, coffee, oil palm, rubber and timber value chains.
The overall rate of deforestation in West Africa is much higher than the continental average.
The importance of stakeholder engagement for effective landscape governance in combating deforestation
This case study showcases how Rainforest Alliance has deployed its innovative landscape management approach in Western Ghana through a partnership with Olam.
Unlocking Carbon Finance in Ghana
Lessons learned from incubating a regenerative cocoa business model in Ghana that helped unlock performance-based payments for carbon emission reductions in Ghana’s High Forest Zone.
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Voices from Ghana’s cocoa value chain
In this video key representatives in the value chain – from farmers growing the cocoa, to the buyers and manufacturers of chocolate – talk about how they are working in partnership with government to deliver transformation in Ghana’s cocoa industry.
The Africa Palm Oil Initiative: Highlights 2019-2020
This report details highlights from the Africa Palm Oil Initiative (APOI) during its implementation phase over the past year.
Financing the Future: a guide for forest landscape businesses
Drawing from the views of sustainable investment experts, this short guide provides practical advice for businesses to secure investments in landscape governance and forest protection.