Taking Deforestation out of Commodity Supply Chains is a $45 million pilot program over four years to build upon the significant commitments made by companies, industry groups and governments to develop results at scale in the elimination of externalities from agriculture production. Working with governments, the private sector, local communities, civil society and consumers the program intends to tackle a set of key drivers of deforestation. The GEF, working through its partner Agencies, will use this initiative to coordinate efforts and provide a model for replication across sectors and geographies.
The program seeks to turn the sustainable production of key commodities from a niche market and non-scalable specialized operations to mainstreamed business practices. Its success will be measured by the increase in the supply of key commodities through means not implicated in additional deforestation.