We work on programs and initiatives that aim to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and elevate them from poverty to middle class, while simultaneously ensuring a secure and sustainable supply of fair and high quality cocoa for the global market. Learning and best practice from field level projects is fed back into the industry as a whole in order to improve and join-up existing supply chain initiatives.
Three areas of innovation are focused on through the program:
Productivity – by building capacity at the farmer level through relevant and accessible training initiatives that improve efficiency and ‘bankability’;
Community – gender empowerment and curbing malnutrition in cocoa communites;
Environment – sustainable land use and zero net deforestation in the wider Taï Forest region.
By working to improve the productivity of cocoa farmers and address fundamental issues around gender discrimination, malnutrition and ecological degradation, a more secure and steady supply of high-quality and sustainable cocoa can be guaranteed for the global market.
IDH-private sector (sustainability) investments ratioTarget 2020 1.5Target 2016 1.5Result 2016 6.1
Number of producers/workers/ community members trainedTarget 2020 30.000Target 2016 4.000Result 2016 5.560
Area where trained practices are applied (hectares)Target 2020 30.000Target 2016 2.000Result 2016 5.768
|Driving Innovations in Smallholder Engagement||Report||2017|
|Cocoa and Forests Initiative, Framework of Action – Côte d’Ivoire||Commitment||2017|
|The Smallholder Innovation Platform in 4 pages||Factsheet||2017|
|Transforming Agriculture by Linking Technical Assistance to Blended Finance for Agriculture: Trends and Lessons from Africa||Study||2017|
|CNRA Soil Mapping Project: Final Report||Report||2017|