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The Congo Basin Institute is leading the Sustainable Cocoa Coalition in DRC

Supporting the production of sustainable cocoa and fight deforestation around the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR), in the Ituri Province of DRC, is one of the goal of the Sustainable Cocoa Coalition of which CBI (Congo Basin Institute) is part of. This year partners were able to get cocoa exporters representing 70% of the market to sign a statement of intent agreeing to play an active role in protecting the Okapi Wildlife Reserve (OWR) – ensuring that cocoa is not cultivated within specific conservation corridors in the OWR buffer zone, and is not driving further deforestation within the OWR. 

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