Cocoa Companies Target Smallholders for Increased Supply 2011

Aidenvironment recently assisted 3 international cocoa companies in developing proposals for increasing their cocoa supply by buying from small-scale farmers in West African countries as well as for improving the quality of the cocoa. Local service providers are being asked to provide input, microcredit and technical assistance. Public private partnerships are key to establishing platforms at country level to engage key stakeholders and enhance competitivity in the cocoa sector.