Cocoa and Forests Initiative Convening at COP 27

The world’s cocoa and chocolate sector initiative on forest conservation and sustainable production – the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI) - reconvened at COP27 (in Egypt), focusing on Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

Hosted in the Ghana Pavilion at COP27, it had a very high level participation from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana governments, as well as, private sector companies and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

Cocoa production related deforestation is starting to come down, large scale tree-planting has commenced, cocoa-agroforestry models are being tested, and new policies and regulations have been put in place. 

With this approach CFI is starting to contribute to the UNFCCC and Zero Emission commitments. The partners expressed their willingness to see it moving forward with more collaboration, a stronger partnership and farmers at the center.

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