Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme Monitoring Report, Fourth Edition

Published: 16 May 2024


The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme seeks to build strong and resilient small-scale producer organisations that are responsive to their members’ and their business partners’ needs. It covers Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Sierra Leone.

Implemented by Fairtrade Africa and supported by Fairtrade International, the programme's main interventions are trainings, coaching and advisory and technical support for SPOs, and peer-to-peer learning.

In 2023, more than 48,000 farmers - 24 percent of them women – participated in training through the programme, an increase of 22 percent on the previous year.

In addition, producer organisations reported that their sales on Fairtrade terms increased by three percent in Côte d'Ivoire, and nine percent in Ghana.

From the foreword:

"The West Africa Cocoa Programme strengthens producer organisations’ ability to comply with Fairtrade Standards, strengthen their organisations through the formalisation of strategic plans and their organisations’ responsiveness to their farmer members needs, participation by their farmer members in the organisation, and proactively responding to the needs of their partners.

Through the framework of the Fairtrade Standards and associated programmatic work, the programme assists producer organisations in the process of assessing risks connected to deforestation and human rights and environmental due diligence among others. These are activities that organisations increasingly need to focus on to maintain their market access."

-- Isaac H. Tongola, Executive Director, Fairtrade Africa

The English version of the report is available by clicking on the Download button below. The French version is listed under Additional Languages below.

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