Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020)

An alliance catalyzed by The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) commitment to mobilize resources within their respective businesses to help achieve zero net deforestation by 2020.

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020)

Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (TFA 2020) is a public-private partnership in which Partners take voluntary actions, individually and in combination, to reduce the tropical deforestation associated with the sourcing of commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef, and paper and pulp and does so by tackling the drivers of tropical deforestation using a range of market, policy, and communications approaches.

TFA 2020 will contribute to mobilizing and coordinating actions by governments, the private sector, and civil society to reduce tropical deforestation related to key agricultural commodities by 2020.

TFA 2020 and its Partner countries, companies, and civil society organizations work together to:

  • Improve planning and management related to tropical forest conservation, agricultural land use, and land tenure.
  • Share best practices for tropical forest and ecosystem conservation and commodity production, including working with smallholder farmers and other producers on sustainable agricultural intensification, promoting the use of degraded lands, and reforestation.
  • Provide expertise and knowledge in order to assist with the development of commodity and processed-commodity markets that promote the conservation of tropical forests.
  • Improve monitoring of tropical deforestation and forest degradation to measure progress.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • The Consumer Goods Forum

    France | Staff size: 51-100

    The Consumer Goods Forum (“The Forum”) is a global, parity-based industry network that is driven by its members. It brings together the CEOs and senior management of some 400...

  • CDP

    Staff size: Unknown
  • IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative

    Implementing NGO
    Netherlands | Staff size: 26-50

    Headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, The IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative) was established by the Dutch government in 2009 to help improve the sustainability of international supply...

  • National Wildlife Federation (NWF)

    Advocacy NGO
    Staff size: 251-500

    National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of...

  • Permian Global

    Service Providers
    United Kingdom | Staff size: Unknown

    Permian Global is a team of highly experienced experts from the fields of science, forest conservation and asset management which is committed to creating the best possible forest carbon...

  • Poligrow Colombia

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Rainforest Alliance

    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Rainforest Alliance is a growing network of people who are inspired and committed to working together to achieve their mission of conserving biodiversity and ensuring sustainable...

  • SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV)

    Service Providers, Development Consulting
    Netherlands | Staff size: 1001-5000

    SNV is a not-for-profit international development organisation. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, they have built a long-term, local presence in many of the poorest countries in...

  • Solidaridad Network

    Service Providers
    Netherlands | Staff size: 251-500

    Solidaridad is an international network organisation with more than 20 years of experience in creating fair and sustainable supply chains from producer to consumer. Solidaridad believes that...

  • The Nature Conservancy

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people.

    They address the...

  • Tropenbos International

    Independent/None, Implementing NGO
    Netherlands | Staff size: 26-50

    Tropenbos International (TBI) is a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in the Netherlands. It was established in 1986 in response to the ongoing concern about the disappearance and...

  • WeForest

    Independent/None, Implementing NGO
    Belgium | Staff size: 26-50

    WeForest is an international non-profit association, creating an unstoppable movement around biodiverse tree planting. Their team of professionals is spread over 3 continents and 12...

  • Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

    Advocacy NGO, Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    The Wildlife Conservation Society, founded in 1895, has the clear mission to save wildlife and wild places across the globe. The story began in the early 1900’s when Wildlife Conservation...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2020
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