Since 1987, SOCODEVI has supported small cocoa and coffee producers in certain African countries with the goal of improving their operations, produce commercialization and and enterprise management.
In Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Liberia and Nigeria, our approach has been geared towards building the capacity of peasant organizations and cooperatives with a view to better pooling the cocoa and coffee on offer, as well as improving farmer incomes. The increase in farm production and the improvement and diversification of revenue sources for families are key components of the strategies deployed.
SOCODEVI’s expertise and the impact of its support provided to cocoa and coffee networks are today globally recognized, not just by donors but also by large companies, particularly in cocoa networks. Organizations such as Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Kraft and the World Cocoa Foundation (with financing from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation) have tasked SOCODEVI with improving the performance of several farmer cooperatives in the region.
in volumes marketed
once pooled by cooperatives
in product quality
and reduction in cocoa rejection rates