Currently the cocoa sector is not inclusive particularly at producer level, this makes it problematic for the sector to become sustainable. In order to make the sector sustainable, stakeholders must embrace reform. This can only be done through the establishment of inclusive national structure, whereby farmers, industry, government and other actors come together to coordinate national cocoa arrangements.
Having an inclusive structure in producing countries, will lead to a more balance, healthy, prosperous and sustainable cocoa sector for all. It will also help to define stakeholders role and make it possible for stakeholders to be transparent with their actions.
Therefore, we invite stakeholders to join our call for reform in the sector, and to support our proposal for the establishment of an inclusive national structure in producing countries. This will also give farmers the opportunity to participate in policy making, which directly affects their lives, business and communities.
BRIDGING THE GAP, AND
“MAKING A DIFFERENCE TOGETHER IN COCOA”
We are focused and committed to securing transparency from begin to end of the value chain, to make sure that stakeholders including, farmers, NGOs, traders, governments, industry and chocolate companies respect roles and ethics. Our Community Field Agents (CFAs) are monitoring activities on the ground in cocoa communities, this includes: GAPs, human rights, trade practice and deforestation, so we know that actors do what they say.
To have a sustainable cocoa value chain, accountability is essential, therefore, all stakeholders in the cocoa valua chain must be accountable for their activities. We are focused to work together with all stakeholders to put in place structures in cocoa producing countries that make the sector fair and accountable. Stakeholders should be accountable for not implementing their cooperate responsibility at all levels in their supply chain.