Fighting deforestation


Risk assessment on sustainabilty done with Rubberway : 10 000 interviews done in 2021/2022


  • Satellite monitoring of past and ongoing deforestation
  • Production of land use map

Grower commitment

14 000 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and 3 500 in Ghana signed a commitment from 2021 to 2023

Identification of deforestation areas and forest areas through three mapping tools :

  • Locating layers of deforestation zones from 2018 - Satelligence Project
  • Layers of forest areas in 2020 with the SIFCA-SATELLIGENCE land use map - Satelligence Project
  • Layers of forest areas in 2020 with the national land use map - Government

Identification of rubber plantations potentially causing deforestation from 2020 through the analysis of two pieces of information :

  • Geolocation of rubber plantations
  • Location of deforestation areas and forest areas from 2020

Verification of plantations potentially causing deforestation through Google Earth images and high-resolution images.

Management of deforestation risks through :

  • Strengthening traceability controls in areas where deforestation is more frequent
  • Signing commitment letters from planters
  • Rubberway questionnaire
  • Raising awareness among producers on deforestation-related topics: case of FIRCA financing with Côte d'Ivoire
  • Financing projects to reduce deforestation risks: case of the SAPH-GIZ project in Eastern Côte d'Ivoire "Sustainable Rubber For Communities (SR4C)"