Cocoa is Ghana’s most important agricultural commodity. The cocoa sector is also one of the biggest drivers of deforestation in the country. Due to a lack of knowledge and access to finance combined with proper land management, smallholder farmers are not able to intensify their production or replant their aging cocoa plantations, leading them to encroach on existing forests with new cocoa plots. 

In line with governmental priorities and building on private sector commitments, seeks to reduce local deforestation, enhance local communities' resilience, and increase farmers’ yields and incomes.

Our programme on Sustainable Commodities enables policymakers to support greater private sector investment and respond more quickly to issues of sustainability. We also facilitate more effective and independent monitoring of national and international commitments to sustainability