The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) is the new partner of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA), a global public-private partnership committed to reducing tropical deforestation related to key global commodities by 2020.
“We are very excited for having been accepted as a TFA 2020 Partner and look forward to working together with other organizations in this leading global public-private partnership”, said the SAN Executive Director, Andre de Freitas.
“Some of the partners’ experience with palm oil and beef can be valuable to SAN, and our strong record with sustainable production of commodities like cocoa, bananas and coffee will be useful to them as well”, added.
The TFA 2020 works to mobilize actions by governments, the private sector and civil society to reduce deforestation associated with production of key global commodities, such as soy, beef, palm oil, and paper & pulp.
As a TFA 2020 partner, the SAN must demonstrate it is actively involved in programs and initiatives to end commodity driven tropical deforestation and share its knowledge and expertise with other partners.
TFA 2020 was catalyzed by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) commitment to mobilize resources within their respective businesses to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.
The group is currently focusing on the priority geographies of Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia where the commodities of palm oil, soy, beef, paper & pulp are produced. These efforts are coordinated through Partner-based Work Groups in each priority region.
The other TFA 2020 partners include the Governments of the Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Liberia, the Netherlands, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States; Althelia Ecosphere/Althelia Climate Fund, Anthrotecht-Treestyle, the CGF, Grupo Éxito, Marfrig Global Foods S.A., McDonald’s, Permian Global Advisors LLP, Poligrow Colombia Ltd., and Terra Global Capital; and NGOs including: CDP, Climate Policy Initiative, Code REDD, Conservation International, Forest Stewardship Council, Forest Trends,Global Canopy Programme, Governor’s Climate & Forest Fund, IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, Imaflora, National Wildlife Federation, Proforest, Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification, Rainforest Alliance, SNV Netherlands Development Organisation, Solidaridad Network, The Nature Conservancy,Tropenbos International, WeForest, Wildlife Conservation Society, World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF), World Resources Institute, World Wildlife Fund, and Zoological Society of London.
To more information visit the TFA 2020 website