IDH, the Liberian Forestry Development and Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), are working together to raise capital for investing in community oil palm outgrower farms to incentivize forest conservation. The partnership will introduce Production–Protection Agreements (PPAs), as a form of public–private–community forest protection.
Starting in April, IDH will be sharing insights gained over the last five years in the Cocoa Quality and Productivity Program (CPQP). CPQP has been possible because of our partners’ commitments, with investments of €15 million in public funds, matched by €37 million in private sector funds invested into the main cocoa producing countries in Africa and Asia (Cote d’lvoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Cameroon and Nigeria). These countries together produce around 80% of the world’s cocoa.
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