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Extended deadline 10 September - This edition of ETFRN News will pour intellectual oil on troubled waters, calming the waves of debate by presenting examples of innovative and inclusive palm oil production systems. It will assess what has not worked, but importantly, it will analyse what positive practices and policies have worked for more inclusive palm oil production and why, as we strive towards more collective and sustainable solutions to this apparently intractable problem.
While in the past, traditional customary laws were enough to keep people from trespassing on certain parts of forested landscapes such as sacred groves, which often served as a repository of the original fauna and flora of a forest, and from hunting, farming and fishing on specified days and periods which also sought to arrest the overexploitation of forest and water resources, the advent of Western Civilisation saw the demise of these laws.
Ghana, Ivory Coast and Colombia together account for two-thirds of global cocoa production, with Ghana and Ivory Coast accounting for 70 percent while Colombia accounts for 1 percent. However, this feat is achieved at the expense of the tropical forests of these three countries since deforestation is relatively high in all three countries due to the fact that primary forests are continually being cleared for the cultivation of this important cash crop and other food crops.
The TBI network has members in Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, DR Congo, Suriname, Colombia and the Netherlands. The members share a common vision and mission, as well as a common focus and approach, while tailoring their efforts to the specific local context