Global Cocoa Agenda
To achieve these, we are committed to empowering cocoa farmers, particularly smallholders, by providing training, input access, market access and linkages to the rest of the value chain. By facilitating these linkages, we can secure a sustainable cocoa sector for all stakeholders on a global level. Through, developing and implementing GAPs training at farm farmer level particularly among smallholders, we are building a strong and independent professional cocoa farming where farmers are capable and committed to grow sustainable cocoa crop by themselves.
The Global Cocoa Agenda (GCA), defined in 2012, puts forward key items and actions that should be taken by the cocoa value chain to secure a better cocoa sector for the future. This agenda was developed as a result of the 2010 International Cocoa Agreement in Geneva that engaged stakeholders in committing to a ‘sustainable cocoa economy’.
These conventions highlight the need for stakeholder collaboration and cooperation in moving forwards towards sustainability. FCA supports this in its activities to:
- Seek to increase the coordination and transparency of development activities planned and implemented for the future in the cocoa sector.
- Transform cocoa farming into modern enterprises using a business approach, bringing equitable returns and consequently attractive to younger generations
- Implement programmes aimed at improving the living standard and working conditions of populations engaged in the cocoa sector
- To strengthen the market position of farmers, adequately empower them at local, national and international levels… [above listed from the Global Cocoa Agenda 2012] Between 2012 and 2018 there have been four declarations, based on the GCA 2012, that further urge stakeholder cooperation to address sustainability issues and to create equal value in chain.