Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA)
For this purpose, the Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA) was designed for leading organisations that have the joint capacity to define standards and outline incentives to producing zero-deforestation beef and soy.
The CFA aims to work using the following strategies:
Promote Leadership by the Private Sector
Encourage action at a sectorial level with different actors in the supply chain that commit to implementing zero-deforestation practices. The focus is to work with a critical mass of leading companies, including national and international retailers, distributers and brands, traders, meat processers and groups of producers, so that they will collaborate in the alignment, strengthening and expansion of the adoption of commitments to supply zero-deforestation commodities.
Guarantee Robust Transparency
Support the development and adoption of cost-effective tools and platforms that enable the evaluation, monitoring and verification of the implementation of purchase and production commitments for zero-deforestation beef and soy on a sectoral level. This will include platforms to monitor changes in land use and coverage, and effective supply chain monitoring systems that enable habitat conversions associated with the purchase and production of commodities to be traced.
Alignment of Capital Flows
Guarantee a significant increase in private and public capital to support zero deforestation and conformity with laws related to zero conversion.
This strategy will focus on improving the access and availability of capital aimed at the transition of beef and soy production to practices involving zero deforestation, through actions establishing incentives, business models and financial mechanisms to compensate actors that adopt zero-deforestation production, including the intensification of beef production; crop, livestock and forest integration; and other more productive uses of areas that have already been cleared.