CIFOR–ICRAF publishes over 750 publications every year on agroforestry, forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy and much more – in multiple languages.

CIFOR–ICRAF addresses local challenges and opportunities while providing solutions to global problems for forests, landscapes, people and the planet.

We deliver actionable evidence and solutions to transform how land is used and how food is produced: conserving and restoring ecosystems, responding to the global climate, malnutrition, biodiversity and desertification crises. In short, improving people’s lives.

CHALLENGE 4

Unsustainable supply and value chains

Unsustainable supply
and value chains

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

80%
of deforestation in the Amazon
is due to cattle ranching
75%
of soy production
is used as feed for livestock
50%
of supermarket products
contain palm oil

 

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