This report explores how government, farmers, civil society, the private sector and other key stakeholders can work together to remove deforestation from cocoa supply chains, while safeguarding livelihoods as well as nationally and globally significant forests in Côte d’Ivoire. Written collaboratively by UNDP GCP and Mondelez International’s Cocoa Life, it offers five steps for taking action together.
If managed sustainably, agro-commodities can reduce poverty while important eco-systems remain protected. We are supporting 11 countries, where agricultural commodities are important pillars of local and national economies, to address the structural barriers to sustainability. In this video, GCP Head, Andrew Bovarnick, explains what we do and why.
Achieving sustainable commodity production will require all stakeholders to come together. We work with representatives from government, civil society and the private sector both globally and in key producer countries to address the barriers to sustainable commodity production. See who we are working with.
About Global Commodities
hectares of tropical forest is lost globally every year
of global greenhouse gases are caused by deforestation
people are living in smallholder households, reliant on agro-commodity production for their livelihoods
of global deforestation is linked to the production of just 4 commodities: soy, palm oil, beef, and paper and pulp