Cocoa is risky business, with many threats to production. Cocoa companies and governments have made strong commitments; to ensure living incomes for producers, eliminate deforestation, child labor and undernourishment and to empower women. 

IDH helps companies and governments reach these goals by facilitating cooperation, innovating scalable solutions and embedding these practices into the market. Through programs like the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, Beyond Chocolate, the Farm and Cooperative Investment Program and Cocoa Origin, IDH aligns groups of stakeholders around a way forward and creates the conditions necessary for their success.


  • Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (DISCO)

    The Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (DISCO) is a public-private partnership active in the Dutch cocoa and chocolate sector working to sustainably improve the livelihoods of current and future cocoa farming families.

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    Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (DISCO)
  • Beyond Chocolate

    Beyond Chocolate is the Partnership for a sustainable Belgian chocolate industry.

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    Beyond Chocolate
  • Roadmap to Deforestation-Free Cocoa in Cameroon

    Empowering communities towards sustainable cocoa production, forest protection in Cameroon.

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    Roadmap to Deforestation-Free Cocoa in Cameroon
  • Cocoa Origins

    Supports small volume users of cocoa to get involved in sustainability projects at the origins of their cocoa supply chain

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    Cocoa Origins
  • CocoaSoils

    Improving cocoa farmers’ resilience through integrated soil fertility management

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  • Cocoa & Forests Initiative

    A common vision and joint framework of action in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana eliminating deforestation from the cocoa supply chain

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    Cocoa & Forests Initiative

Relevant SDGs

  • No Poverty
  • Zero Hunger
  • Gender Equality
  • Decent work and economic growth
  • Responsible consumption and protection

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