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 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 advocate, facilitate the professionalization of cocoa farming. We group, train and build farmers capacity, so they have the skills to independently manage their farming business, sustain the industry and have a better livelihood.
ENHANCING COCOA SUSTAINABILITY
We enable stakeholders cooperation in the areas of policy, trade, and sustainability. We trust that active participation of all stakeholders is key to securing a balanced sector, whereby all stakeholders can obtain their deserved benefit(s).
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.