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Ghana Government Releases Land Use Maps to CFI Signatories

Ghana Government Releases Land Use Maps to CFI Signatories

A brief ceremony was organized by the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources (MLNR) in collaboration with the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) secretariat in Accra on 4 July 2019 to formally hand over land-use maps to CFI signatory companies, who were represented at the ceremony by the World Cocoa Foundation…[Click Here to Read More]

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Annual Report: Ghana 2019

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Annual Report: Ghana 2019

Ghana produces approximately 20% of the world’s cocoa and is home to 6.3 million hectares of forests, which play a vital role in regulating climate and providing other critical ecosystem services. As a forest crop, cocoa needs these forests to thrive. But cocoa production has been identified as one of the main drivers of deforestation. […]

Deforestation and Cocoa – Filling the gaps

Deforestation and Cocoa – Filling the gaps

Cocoa production has been a major driver of deforestation in West Africa over the past decades.  With initiatives like the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, the Amsterdam Declaration Partnership, producing country efforts and work on an ambitious EU Action Plan on Deforestation, one thing is clear: there is an unprecedented engagement to halt deforestation. Read More

Progressing the Dialogue on Tree Registration in Cocoa Farms in Ghana

Progressing the Dialogue on Tree Registration in Cocoa Farms in Ghana

Tree tenure, the ownership and benefit sharing in planted and naturally growing trees on cocoa farms, is a very delicate issue to tackle when working with local farmers in Ghana. It is an important factor in farmers’ willingness to participate in the management and protection of forest and tree resources… Read More   

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Company Action Plans Now Available

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Company Action Plans Now Available

Thirty companies, accounting for about 85% of global cocoa usage, have now released their individual action plans to end deforestation in the cocoa sector and restore forest areas. The action plans focus on (1) forest protection and restoration, (2) sustainable cocoa production and farmers’ livelihoods, and (3) community engagement and social inclusion. Read More