A BOTTOM UP-APPROACH, TO A SUSTAINABLE COCOA SECTOR
Farmgate Cocoa Alliance (FCA) is an alliance that advocate and lobby for cocoa farmers empowerment at all levels in the value chain. To have their voices heard and participate in policies and decision making platforms, that affect their livelihoods. We also advocate for zero deforestation in cocoa farming and farmers participation to find solutions to address climate change.
We encourage stakeholders to meaningful involved in building an inclusive cocoa sector. Their participation ensures that cocoa farmers are seen as equal stakeholder in the cocoa sector. As we believe that farmers participation is essential to improve the sector, and will ultimatly lead to a more effective and collaborative effort that will secure a long-term sustainable cocoa sector.
Our Three Key Sustainability Pillars
ADVOCATE FOR SECTOR REFORM
We advocate for an inclusive national structure in cocoa producing countries, that will define stakeholders role and responsibility. This will help to ensure transparency and bring accountability at all levels in the value chain
COCOA FARMING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
We encourage cocoa farming entrepreneurship, by helping farmers (smallholders) see the necessity to manage their farms as a business. This will help them overcome poverty, and pave the way for a decent, and sustainable living standard
ENHANCING COCOA SUSTAINABILITY
We promote cocoa sustainability, by bringing stakeholders together to jointly address farmer and farm challenges such as, income, limited GAP knowledge, child labour, deforestation and climate change, to secure cocoa sustainability