Climate change remains the biggest global challenge today. Impacts are already experienced worldwide with Africa bearing most of the brunt of its adverse effects.
Agriculture, the backbone of several economies in Africa, remains a major driver of deforestation and forest degradation. Since 1980, agricultural expansion has contributed 80% of the world’s deforestation.
Agricultural production has to take a new turn in order to feed an exponentially growing population, nourish livelihoods whilst achieving sustainable development. To this end, the ‘greening commodities’ concept is aimed at achieving sustainable development through an innovative agribusiness model. Greening commodities refer to commodities that are produced and sourced with zero to minimal environmental footprints, then traded and profits used for green initiatives.