Despite fanfare over private-sector commitments to zero deforestation and sustainable supply chains, evidence of real change remains elusive, while global consumption of forest commodities continues to increase.
CIFOR-ICRAF work is illustrating how trade and investment can stimulate the sustainable supply of timber from natural and planted forests, sustainably increase the production of high-value tree crops and reduce the impacts of agricultural expansion into forests – all while creating opportunities for smallholders and promoting investments that safeguard the rights of women and marginalized groups.
Unsustainable value and supply chains: Fast facts
of deforestation in the Amazon
is due to cattle ranching
of soy production
is used as feed for livestock
of supermarket products
contain palm oil
Helping to translate the sustainable and inclusive production of timber, oil palm, cocoa and other high-value tree crops into livelihoods