Strengthening producers in value chains: the example of cocoa sectors in Cameroon, Indonesia, Madagascar and DR Congo
Cocoa is a product with high added value, and it constitutes an income supplement for many producers, especially since the price of cocoa has risen by about 25% since the early 2000s. However, the bargaining power of producers remains limited vis-à-vis collectors, wholesalers and export companies. As a result, the producer’s share of remuneration in the cocoa value chain is not increasing.
Faced with this state of affairs, the agriagencies wished to document and share the practices and role of partner farmers’ organizations in contributing to the structuring of cocoa chains. Afdi, on behalf of AgriCord, has conducted a study to analyse the role and approaches adopted by farmers’ organizations in structuring their value chain in cocoa sector. It has involved FO partners from Afdi, Trias and Asiadhrra in four countries: Cameroon, Indonesia, Madagascar and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
To read the full report of the study, visit our Documents page