Forest friendly cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire: How government, farmers, civil society, the private sector and other key stakeholders can work together and take action to remove deforestation from cocoa supply chains, safeguarding livelihoods as well as nationally and globally significant forests in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Published 17th July 2017 by UNDP.

Summary

Côte d'Ivoire has seen extensive deforestation over the past decades. Cocoa farming, with 98 per cent of its production yielded by small holders, is one of the primary causes of deforestation in the country, making the cocoa production sector the key focus of the REDD+ mechanism. This discussion paper puts forward a Strategy for Reduced Encroachment of Cocoa Farming into Legally Protected State-owned Forests. It lays out five steps for the sector - public and private - to work together to achieve this in a way that would enable those who rely on the production of cocoa the most - smallholders - to gain the support they need to shift towards a more sustainable and profitable way of producing cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire.

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Forest friendly cocoa in Côte d'Ivoire: How government, farmers, civil society, the private sector and other key stakeholders can work together and take action to remove deforestation from cocoa supply chains, safeguarding livelihoods as well as nationally and globally significant forests in Côte d'Ivoire.

Briefing or opinion
Research briefing

Published 17th July 2017 by UNDP.

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