• When?

    November 16th, 2pm-4pm CET

  • Where?

    Online (Zoom)

  • For whom?

    All interested stakeholders

  • Language?


Under Beyond Chocolate, a co-financing fund of 2 million euros was made available by Belgian Development Cooperation for living income projects in cocoa. 8 co-financed projects are currently being implemented in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Through this learning event, Beyond Chocolate aims to share interesting approaches, learnings and challenges from these pilots in order to inspire stakeholders to adopt impactful living income interventions and models. The event will feature several project partners and will address the following topics:

  • How to adopt price mechanisms within holistic living income approaches
  • How to create an enabling environment to reaching a living income
  • How to build the case for living income branded products


Time Agenda Item Speaker
2pm – 2.10pm Welcome & introduction co-financed projects Charles Snoeck, IDH

Marloes Humbeeck, IDH

2.10pm-2.20pm Presentation Living Income Roadmap Ashlee Tuttleman, IDH
2.20pm-2.30pm Q&A
2.30pm-2.50pm Panel 1:

What combination of interventions are needed to directly increase incomes? What is the role of price?

•Raphael Audoin Rouzeau, Puratos

•Karen Janssens, Colruyt Group

•Marion Meyvis, Oxfam

Moderated by: Gael Lescornec, IDH 

2.50-3pm Q&A panel 1
3pm-3.20pm Panel 2:

How to create an enabling environment to reach a living income? How to build resilience for farmers?

•James Webb, Barry Callebaut

•Ywe Jan Franken, Tony’s Chocolonely

•Cedric van Cutsem, Mondelez International

Moderated by: Gael Lescornec, IDH 

3.20pm-3.30pm Q&A panel 2
3.30pm-3.45pm Panel 3:

How to build the case for living income branded products?

•Isabelle Petit Dufrenoy, Galler

•Philippe Bernay, Cargill (Veliche Gourmet)

Moderated by: Gael Lescornec, IDH 

3.45pm-3.55 Q&A panel 3
3.55-4pm Concluding remarks Charles Snoeck, IDH
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