Ideas for achieving deforestation-free agriculture

SNV releases a report on the potential for certification schemes and additional approaches to achieve no deforestation in agricultural supply chains

NGO and SHARP partner SNV has published a report which explores the potential for agricultural commodity certification schemes to end deforestation associated with agriculture. The report (in English) is available to download here.

In Implementing Deforestation-Free Supply Chains: Certification and Beyond, the authors argue that monitoring and traceability are critical and that incentives and support are needed to ensure the participation of smallholder producers not only in certification schemes but also in the wider effort towards no deforestation. SHARP’s RSS approach is discussed. Ideas for working at landscape scale are discussed, and the authors propose a “toolkit” or package of tools as an approach to removing deforestation from supply chains.