The Partnership for Productivity Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscapes (3PRCL) project aims to achieve a deforestation-free cocoa landscape, support the development of a market for climate-smart cocoa beans , and develop and pilot a landscape-wide governance framework in the Juabeso-Bia landscape in the Western region of Ghana.
The expected outcome of the project is to catalyze investment from the private sector to preserve approximately 160,000 hectares of protected forest reserve and deliver socioeconomic benefits to an estimated 150,000 people by 2020.
Touton is leading a consortium of partners which includes state institutions, traditional authorities, NGOs and private sector actors to implement this project.
A PARTNERSHIP FOR PRODUCTIVITY, PROTECTION AND RESILIENCE IN COCOA LANDSCAPES
The project is currently being implemented in Bia West and Juabeso administrative Districts in the Western region of Ghana.
This is a high-value landscape with landmass covering 240,000 Ha
Cocoa Production: 60,000 MT (Juabeso : 12,000 MT, Bia West : 48,000 MT)
77% in the areas of Cocoa production, Timber, Oil Palm and Gold mining (Majority engaged in agriculture)
150,000 Ha (Bia National Park and Krokosua Forest Reserve)
Major cocoa companies operate in the landscape but not all are part of landscape scale efforts
Sustainable Production of Cocoa and Forest Protection The story of 3PRCL...