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VideoJuly 20, 2023

Curbing Deforestation: Sustainable Cocoa Farming Yields Carbon Credits for Ghana

In Ghana, cocoa farmers are improving their yields and mitigating climate change at the same time, by adopting climate-smart growing practices that help to curb deforestation. With support from the World Bank’s Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF), Ghana and other countries are generating high-quality, high integrity jurisdictional carbon credits to realize their climate goals and gain access to international carbon markets. In January 2023, Ghana received $4.8 million from the FCPF for reducing nearly one million tons of carbon emissions caused by deforestation and forest degradation – with up to $45 million expected by the end of 2024.