The overall goal of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative is to halt deforestation and forest degradation…

Launched in 1926, reforestation was initially done alongside the railroad tracks before extending…

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The Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) is a joint partnership between the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and 35 cocoa and chocolate companies representing 85% of the world’s cocoa trade, to eliminate deforestation within the cocoa supply chain. CFI is consistent with the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s Preservation, Rehabilitation and Extension Strategy. It is an essential component of the strategy. The Ministry of Water and Forests (MINEF) is coordinating the Initiative in Côte d’Ivoire.

CFI is facilitated by IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative , and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), with support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BUZA) and Partnerships for Forests (P4F) through the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank.


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