In cocoa, IDH focuses on prototyping innovative field-level projects that make cocoa farming a sustainable business for the farmer, and cocoa supply more secure for the industry. Our neutral positioning as a convenor and knowledge broker, allows us to take risks in testing and developing innovative projects to generate insights that benefit the entire cocoa supply chain.
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.
Le mardi 13 juin 2017, de 09H00 à 17h00, s’est tenue à Abidjan, la première Table Ronde sur l’Initiative Cacao et Forêts. Cette journée d’échanges et de réflexions, lancée par la Ministre de la Salubrité, de l’Environnement et du Développement Durable en personne, a rassemblé près d’une centaine de personnes issues du secteur public, du privé et de la société civile. Les présentations faites pendant la rencontre sont disponibles sur ce site.
June 13th and 15th, the first Roundtables took place in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana. The Roundtables were hosted in Côte d'Ivoire by the Ministry of Public Hygiene, Environment and Sustainable Development (MINSEDD) and in Ghana by the Minister of Lands and Natural Resources. Participants included representatives from cocoa and chocolate companies, local governments and civil society organizations (CSOs). The roundtables were held to collaboratively build a Framework of Action to end deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa value chain.
Nederland is voorloper in het stimuleren van duurzame handel om "groene" economische groei in ontwikkelingslanden te ondersteunen. Vooral duurzamere productie van agrarische grondstoffen als cacao, thee, koffie etc... die met name door kleinschalige boeren geproduceerd worden, kan bijdragen aan armoedebestrijding.
Support bankability of cocoa cooperatives and farmers, enabling them to become more professional and to invest in their farms
Working towards development of a common vision and joint framework of action in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. with national governments, cocoa companies, civil society, donors and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)
Aiming to limit farm expansion and deforestation by returning soil fertility to key cocoa growing regions in Côte d’Ivoire.
Empowering smallholder farmers through value chain integration
|CNRA Soil Mapping Project: Final Report||Report||2017|
|CNRA Projet de Cartographie des Sols: Rapport Final||Report||2017|
|Initiative Engrais Cacao: Retour sur le passé, regard vers l’avenir||Report||2017|
|The Cocoa Fertilizer Initiative: Looking back, moving forward||Report||2017|
|From training to coaching: Mondelez – Ecom||Factsheet||2017|
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