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05 July 2023 the Netherlands
Through the Green Finance for SMEs (GFS) programme, Tropenbos International aims to bridge the gap between international finance and local entrepreneurs with ideas for sustainable businesses. In 2022, the programme broadened its strategy by including buyers and exporters in the value chains of forestry and agroforestry products.
30 June 2023 the Netherlands
In June 2022, Joost van Montfort succeeded René Boot as the Executive Director of Tropenbos International (TBI). Having worked for various civil society organizations, including WWF, IUCN NL, AidEnvironment, SNV and Doctors without Borders, Joost has extensive experience with programme management, partnership building and organizational change. Here he talks with Koen Kusters about his views on TBI’s role, his ambitions, and the lessons he brings with him from other organizations.
28 June 2023 the Netherlands
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22 June 2023 General
On 15 February 2023, after a 20-hour journey, a team consisting of staff from Tropenbos Democratic Republic of Congo, community leaders and a representative of a cocoa buyer, arrived at the airport in Accra. They were welcomed by Tropenbos Ghana, who invited them for a 10-day visit to learn about cocoa sector in Ghana. The visit provided a great opportunity for learning and exchange within the Tropenbos International network. At the end of the learning visit, the team from DRC shared their observations about the impact of cocoa production on landscapes and important lessons for cocoa in DRC.
15 June 2023 Ethiopia
In Ethiopia, PENHA led the truly inclusive development of a national dryland restoration strategy that is widely supported across regions and government departments. This has inspired others to adopt a similar approach.
14 June 2023 Ghana
A law in Ghana stipulates that all naturally growing trees are owned by the state. In 2022, female cocoa farmers collaborated with Tropenbos Ghana to draw attention to the adverse effects of this law on their livelihoods.