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.

The project is the first pilot of the Ghana Cocoa and Forests Emission Reduction Programme and will contribute towards early action under the Cocoa and Forests Initiative, launched in London with support from HRH the Prince of Wales in 2017.

The project is notably supported by the Partnerships for Forests.


Juabeso and Bia West Districts

The 3PRCL project is currently being implemented in Bia West and Juabeso administrative Districts in the Western region of Ghana.

  • Land Area : 243,561 HA

  • Population : 147,374 (7.6% of Western Region population)

  • Cocoa Production : 60,000 MT (Juabeso : 12,000 MT, Bia West : 48,000 MT)

  • Economically Active : 77% (majority engaged in agriculture)

  • Forest Area : 140,000 ha (Bia National Park and Krokosua forest reserve)

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News & Events

TFA2020 General Assembly Participants Visit 3PRCL Project Areas in Juabeso and Bia Districts, Ghana

Participants of the 2018 Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA2020) General Assembly (held in Accra) journeyed to the Bia-Juabeso Districts on 12th and 13th May 2018 to see for themselves the implementation of the Productivity Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscapes (3PRCL) Project.

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Introduction and Launch of Juabeso-Bia HIA and Governance Structure Development Process

3PRCL and cocoa and forest stakeholders, officially launched the Juabeso-Bia Hotspot Intervention Area, and marked the beginning of establishing a Landscape Governance structure & system.

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3PR Cocoa Landscapes Multi-Stakeholder Consultative Workshop

Touton and partners, under the auspices of 3PRCL and supported by P4F, held a consultative workshop with key cocoa and forest stakeholders at the Kofikrom/Proso Rural Services Center, Juabeso District in the Western Region of Ghana

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3PR Cocoa Landscapes launched at 2nd National REDD+ Forum in Ghana

On 19 October Touton and partners officially launched the Partnership for Productivity Protection and Resilience in Cocoa Landscapes at the 2nd National REDD+ Forum in Ghana, in the presence of H.E. President Nana Akufo-Addo

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