• 11 October 2023
  • 11:45-12:30
  • Room: Conference Hall

Putting smallholders at the center of deforestation-free value chains in Africa

Conference Hall

This session will look at how to rise to the challenge of the EU Regulation on Deforestation-free Products: to “avoid that the listed products Europeans buy, use and consume contribute to deforestation and forest degradation in the EU and globally”.

It will also explore how to put smallholder farmers, including women and Indigenous Peoples, at the center of this transition. The panel will examine key actions that must be taken to comply with the new regulations, potential challenges and stumbling blocks that may be specific to Africa’s context, and mechanisms or levers to engage with smallholder farmers.