October 21, 2011
Posted by John Dixon
The World Cocoa Foundation, the US Agency for International Development and the Sustainable Trade Initiative are behind the African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI).
It will invest in sustainable cocoa programs in West Africa, where the crop, 90 per cent of which comes from small farmers, is major source of income.
It aims to foster public-private cooperative investments in cocoa and agriculture, improve the genetic quality and productivity of the cocoa varieties, expand farmer education and training schemes, and improve the agriculture input supply chain serving the famers.
- OECD regional cocoa initiative
- World Cocoa Foundation, USAID and IDH Launch the African Cocoa Initiative (appablog.wordpress.com)
- World Cocoa Foundation Applauds World Food Program USA Honorees Howard G. Buffet and Bill Gates (prnewswire.com)
- Climate change threatens W. Africa cocoa industry (sfgate.com)
- GHANA: Efforts to reduce child labour on cocoa plantations beginning to pay off (yubanet.com)
- Ivory Coast President Aims to Boost Cocoa Market Share (businessweek.com)
- Cameroon to Build 2,500 Cocoa-Drying Ovens in Rainy South West (erasmodelavega.wordpress.com)
- Africa Rising: Will Ivory Coast stop feeding the global chocolate habit? (csmonitor.com)