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DEALING WITH COCOA DEFORESTATION, IS VPA-TYPE SYSTEM A VIABLE OPTION?

Cocoa VPA meeting held in Accra Ghana

EcoCare Ghana on the 26th April 2018 organized a meeting for selected civil society organizations in Ghana at Erata hotel East Legon, Accra. The theme for the event was “CSO DIALOGUE ON POSSIBILITY OF VPA-TYPE SYSTEM FOR COCOA SECTOR IN GHANA”. The meeting was a one day program aimed at creating a platform for civil society organizations working in the cocoa and forest sector in Ghana to discuss and craft a position on the possibility of having a cocoa VPA system similar to the agreement Ghana signed with the European Union to export only legal timber to the EU market – called the FLEGT-VPA.

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