Ghana Cocoa-Forest REDD+ Programme

Status of Accounts

Holding Account 0
Reversal Buffer Account 0
Uncertainty Buffer Account 0
Sold Account 0
Cancellations 0
Uncertainty Buffer Account 0

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Programme Description

Ghana has one of the highest deforestation rates in Africa at over 3%, and agriculture, led by cocoa farming expansion into forest areas and loss of shade trees, is the main driver of deforestation across the cocoa-forest mosaic landscape, which encompasses about 6 million hectares of the High Forest Zone. Ghana's economy and smallholder livelihoods are highly dependent on agricultural production and Ghana is the world's second largest producer of cocoa beans. However, climate change presents a major risk to the cocoa sector given its dependence on rainfall and forest ecosystem services. The Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Programme is the world's first commodity-based emission reductions programme. Using a climate-smart cocoa production strategy, the GCFRP aims to significantly reduce emissions driven by deforestation and forest degradation, while improving smallholder farmers' livelihoods through substantial yield increases and other benefit-sharing arrangements. The programme will also make Ghana's cocoa and forestry sectors more resilient, while establishing a new asset class and revenue stream from climate-smart cocoa beans, validated against a landscape standard. This unique and highly ambitious programme is being co-lead by the National REDD+ Sectretariat of the Forestry Commission and Ghana's Cocoa Board, with unprecedented support from the chocolate industry and companies along its value chain, as well as a strong commitment to support implementation from other government agencies and civil society partners.


HIA Name Description
Western Zone A HIA ( 1. Aowin-Suaman ; 2. Sefwi-Akontonbra) Located in Western Region, this consortium of stakeholders coming together to work in this HIA is being led by the GoG FIP team. Edit
Western Zone C HIA ( 1. Juaboso; 2. Bia) Located in Western Region, this HIA consortium is being led by Touton, with strong support from PBC, SNV, Agro - Eco, and NCRC. Mondelez also works with UNDP in this HIA Edit
Central Zone A HIA ( 1. Assin South; 2. Assin North ) located in Central Regional, is being led by NCRC with Touton, PBC, Oxford Univ. and IUCN-NL Edit
Brong Ahafo Zone A HIA (1.Asutifi; 2. Asunafo North ; 3. Asunafo South) Led by Mondelez and UNDP with Mondelez/ UNDP working in Asunafo North; - Mondelez/ Olam working in Asunafo South Edit
Green Zone A HIA ( 1.Kwaebibrem 2.Asante Akim South; 3.Birim North) Description 5 Edit
Western Zone B HIA ( 1. Bibiani/ Anhwiaso/ Bekwai; 2. Sefwi Wiawso) Located in Western Region, this consortium of stakeholders coming together to work in this HIA is being led by the GoG FIP team. Edit
Eastern Zone A HIA ( 1. Atiwa; 2. Denkyembour; 3. East Akim) This HIA is lead by A Rocha/ Cargrill/ Yayra Glover Ltd Edit
Ashanti Zone A HIA ( 1.Adansi South; 2.Adansi North) yet to be identified Edit
Ashanti Zone B HIA ( 1.Ahafo Ano South; 2.Atwima Mponua; 3.Atwima Nwabiagya.) Mondelez currently works only in the Atwima Mponua district, with Olam as their partner. Solidaridad works in this HIA under CORP Edit

National Sub-Programme Ghana Cocoa-Forest REDD+ Programme
Acronym GCFRP
Reference Level Enhancements 139,172.00
Reference Level Degradation Emissions 17,506,267.00
Reference Level Deforestation Emissions 27,742,399.00
Uncertainty Deforestation (percent) 0.00
Uncertainty Degradation (percent) 15.00
Uncertainty Removals (percent) 15.00
Buffer Account Reversal (percent) 20.00
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