An EU strategic framework for working with countries to achieve deforestation-free production
19 January 2023
This means that the key to curbing deforestation linked to EU consumption of the commodities targeted by the Regulation lies ultimately with the farmers and labourers who produce them, the companies that buy from those producers, and with the governments and states of the countries where those commodities are grown.3 Fortunately, the final text of the Regulation says that the European Commission w. [...] In the absence of additional support measures, therefore, the challenges of meeting the requirements of the new Regulation are likely to pose a direct threat to smallholder livelihoods. [...] Forest Partnerships could become a home for measures accompanying the new Regulation, if they are developed with the key producer countries of agro-commodities, if they contain a focus on agro-commodity-driven deforestation, and if they contain a clear link to the Regulation and a strategy to support implementation of the Regulation and use it to drive change on the ground. [...] A full set of objectives for a supply-side partnership would, however, need to be decided by the stakeholders in the producer country, according to the process described in the next section. [...] Table 1 Three different ways to assess the relevance of the Regulation on deforestation-free products to FERC producing countries 20 Forested countries Forested countries Forested countries with that supply the bulk whose GDP most highest proportion of of the EU’s imported heavily depends on FERCs as a percentage FERCs.21,22 exporting to the EU.23 of total exports to the EU (between 25 and 47 per.