Globally hardworking men and women who are cocoa farmers and farm workers are being marginalized and deprive from the rights, children are forced to work in cocoa farms, women are largely not allow to demonstrate their basic rights and therefore, are not empowered in the sector. The sector is overwhelm with unfair practices, including low income for farmers, high costs of farming, lack of farmers participation in national cocoa policy and lack of transparency. We therefore, advocate and lobby for policy reform in the cocoa sector both at national and international level. The motive is to achieve a sustainable cocoa sector that works and benefits all in the supply chain. We believe a sustainable cocoa value chain is attainable, when farmers can sustainably and independently manage their cocoa farming business.
The National Cocoa Working Group (NCWG) is design to bring various stakeholders together to work with a common agenda in the sector. Members of the NCWG, will comprise Farmers, Governments, Traders, Industry and NGOs, making it possible to align sustainability initiatives.
Effective and Long-team cocoa sustainability depends on a reliable real-time database. We work with our members and partner to establish a real-time collective database platform to collect and evaluate important data from cocoa farmers, farms, community and ongoing sustainability initiatives.
Monitoring of activities is essential to achieving our objectives. Therefore, we will put in place a robust independent monitoring platform. This will include relevant stakeholders operating on the ground such as: farmers, traders, government, Ngo’s and chocolate industries.