Cocoa, Forests & Peace Colombia 2019
Sustainable regenerative landscapes
Colombia faces the challenge of halting deforestation, fostering the protection and restoration of forests throughout the national territory, as well as promoting peace building in the territories most affected by the conflict. The Cocoa, Forests & Peace Initiative is part of the global Cocoa & Forests initiatives of The World Cocoa Foundation, The Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU) and the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA). Alisos currently manages the technical secretariat for implementation in Colombia. The production sector is an ally in this purpose, which is why almost 90% of the cocoa industry in Colombia is part of the initiative. The signatories are: the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development as delegates of the Colombian Government’s, the National Federation of Cocoa Growers, Luker Chocolate, the National Chocolate Company, The World Resources Institute, IDH-The Sustainable Trade Initiative, the Swiss Embassy in Colombia, Mariana Cocoa Export, The Nature Conservancy, Lök, Climate Focus, the Biodiversity International and CIAT alliance, WWF, Rainforest Alliance, Red Cacaotera, Fundación Etnollano, WCS and Chuculat.