What's at Stake
West and Central Africa have strong rural economies set within some of the world's largest forest expanses. The Congo Basin spans eight countries, contains the world's second largest contiguous forest, and boasts abundant biodiversity and natural resources. It also provides food, water, and shelter to some 75 million people.
Sustainable agriculture and community forestry are powerful strategies for conserving the abundance of natural resources in West and Central Africa. In addition to our work to conserve the forests of the Congo Basin, we partner with farming communities to build climate-resilient, sustainable agriculture landscapes.
All resources for West & Central Africa
Our West Africa Director talks about the ongoing challenges in the cocoa sector.[Read more...]
Collaboration is key to affecting change that will improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their families.[Read more...]
This project restored forests on and between cocoa farms to increase resilience to climate change.[Read more...]