The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and 35 companies in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) today reported progress made towards ending deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in two joint public/private sector reports.
Côte d’Ivoire planted more than 28 million trees for the purpose of forest regeneration. Ghana restored 9,488 ha of degraded forest and helped 4,302 farmers to register 50,344 forest trees;
Cocoa and chocolate companies distributed 11.3 million non-cocoa trees for the development of agroforestry in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and have reached a stable 72% traceability in their direct supply chains;
Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire have reached new milestones in traceability: The government of Côte d’Ivoire has mapped 1 million farmers with 3.2 million ha of cocoa farms. In Ghana a total of 515,762 farmers owning 845,635 farms have been registered in the national Cocoa Management System, accounting for 72 percent of the total cocoa area.
There are two Annual Reports one on CFI Ghana in English, and one on CFI Côte d’Ivoire in French. Pour le rapport annuel de l’ICF Côte d’Ivoire (en français) cliquez ici.