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.
Private-sector (sustainability) investments in the program (in million euro)Target 2020 22.2Target 2017 2.3Result 2017 2.475447
Volume of sustainably produced cocoa (in metric tons)Target 2020 30.000Target 2017 10.000Result 2017 48.911
Smallholders, workers and community members trainedTarget 2020 150.000Target 2017 50.000Result 2017 48.545
|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|