A Bottom Up Approach to a Sustainable Cocoa Sector

For decades now stakeholders in the cocoa sector have been talking about how to successfully implement sustainable mechanisms to overcome the challenges in the sector. We believe it is time for stakeholders to stop talking and to join the Farmgate Cocoa Alliance to implement needed steps towards securing a long-term sustainable cocoa value chain from bottom to top.

Farmgate Cocoa Alliance (FCA) has developed two major structures to be implemented at national level in cocoa producing countries, that will bring change and pave the way to secure transparency, accountability and lasting cocoa sustainability. These key structures are the National Cocoa Working Group (NCWG) and the National Cocoa Platform (NCP).

Three Key Sustainability Pillars

ESTABLISH NATIONAL STRUCTURES

We put in place transparent structures (NCP and NCWG) in producing countries, to define stakeholder roles and responsibilities. This makes it possible for stakeholders to work with a common agenda and to bring accountability to the sector.

PROFESSIONALIZE COCOA FARMING

We facilitate the professionalization of cocoa farming, particularly among smallholders. We group, train and build the capacity of unorganized smallholders , so they can manage a successful cocoa farming business by themselves for a better livelihood.

ENHANCING COCOA SUSTAINABILITY 

We facilitate stakeholder cooperation in the areas of policy, trade and sustainability. Active participation of all stakeholders is key to securing a prosperous, healthy and sustainable cocoa sector whereby cocoa farmers can live well from their crop.

Our Role

Is to attain a cocoa sector that is inclusive, transparent, accountable and where farming is seen as a profession. Implement steps to overcome challenges that undermine sustainability (particularly at begin of chain) and protect human rights and safe guide the environment.

Sustainability

The cocoa sector faces multiple challenges that hindered sustainability efforts including, poverty among farmers, human rights, climate change, deforestation. Through our bottom-up tailored projects, we will be able to achieve 100% sustainable and traceable cocoa by 2030.

Join Our Work

Our membership and partnership is open for all stakeholders in the cocoa sector, who believe is time to stop talking and start working together to implement steps that work on the ground. Joining FCA you are among devoted stakeholders who combined forces to achieve a common goal.