World Cocoa Foundation African Cocoa Initiative Will Benefit 100,000 Cocoa Farm Families

ACCRA, Ghana –  “The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the U.S. government’s Feed the Future Initiative and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) officially launched the WCF African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI) today in a ceremony co-hosted with the Ghana Cocoa Board and key African stakeholders, including regional government officials and NGO partners.This Global Development Alliance partnership, supported by Feed the Future through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), will improve cocoa farmer incomes, alleviate poverty, strengthen government and regional institutions, and advance food security in the cocoa-producing countries of Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. Over the five-year term, the program will train 100,000 cocoa farmers and support their improved well-being and livelihoods…”

IFDC is among the international organizations partnering to improve cocoa production in the region.

Read the full press release from the World Cocoa Foundation.

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