Learning About Cocoa Landscape Approaches

Ghana Guidance Document & Toolbox

Ghana and its cocoa sector are already global leaders in conceiving and testing landscape approaches, including landscape governance mechanisms, landscape standards, and landscape monitoring systems. This comes from over twenty-years of experience in developing and implementing the Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) mechanism, and since 2014 its
coordinated effort to develop and implement the world’s first commodity-based emission reductions program — the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme (GCFRP).

Therefore, this document aims to capture Ghana’s knowledge and experiences on landscape approaches and synthesize it into a Guidance Document and Toolbox, so as to facilitate wider learning and adoption amongst private sector companies, civils society organizations and government agencies. The document is structured to answer a series of questions about landscape governance, landscape standards, and landscape monitoring.

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