Cocoa, a commitment to reduce deforestation in Colombia

Bogotá D.C. 2019, the cocoa, forest and peace initiative had an Important space during the annual meeting of the Alliance of Tropical Forests 2019 held from 4 to 8 May in Colombia, jointly organized by the Government of Colombia and the Alliance of TFA Colombia. The question of how to expand the transformation of world and regional leaders to promote new production measures aimed at promoting concrete actions in the forest and commodities programme was discussed. In Colombia, IDH in coordination with the World Cocoa Foundation AND WRI, in this sense, develop joint agendas in the Cocoa and Forest Initiative (CFI).

Bogotá D.C. 2019, the cocoa, forest and peace initiative had an important space during the annual meeting of the Alliance of Tropical Forests 2019 held from 4 to 8 May in Colombia, jointly organized by the Government of Colombia and the Alliance of TFA Colombia. The question of how to expand the transformation of world and regional leaders to promote new production measures aimed at promoting concrete actions in the forest and commodities programme was discussed. In Colombia, IDH in coordination with the World Cocoa Foundation AND WRI, in this sense, develop joint agendas in the Cocoa & Forest Initiative (CFI).

On 6 and 7 May, in the framework of the Assembly, the high Level meeting was held with the International cocoa Industry, chaired by the Vice Minister of Rural Development of the Ministry of Agriculture of Colombia, Ethan Budiansky of World Cocoa Foundation and Ed Davey of WRI and Daan Wensing of IDH, the event was aimed at dialogue with the international and national industry, cooperating and other actors of the cocoa chain, on the proposed plan of action to promote and consolidate the initiative CB & P in Colombia, in which it was   Scutieron central issues associated with cocoa activity in the country such as the implementation of the peace agreements and substitution of illicit crops, productivity, marketing, technical assistance and climate change, cadmium, sustainable trade, chains of value and associativity, as well as the importance of the cocoa in the actions of reduction of the deforestation, in the framework of the Breakout session, exclusive for the assistants of the TFA Annual Meeting.

The CBP initiative completed its agenda for TFA 2020 on 8 May, with the implementation of the Side event jointly with UNDP and the IDH Colombia team, which conducted a panel discussion on investment orientation for sustainable development and reduction of Deforestation of the agricultural sector, based on the model developed by C4A, Commoditties for Action by UNDP.

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