Proposing a new deal to cocoa producers

Significant investments have been made over the last 35 years to support smallholder cocoa producers, mostly in Africa, but also in Asia and South America. Local governments and development agencies were the first to support producers with programmes focusing on training, accessing credit facilities and building the capacities of producers’ organisations. Private organisations joined the effort in the 1990s with ‘Public Private Partnerships’ facilitated by donors’ money. I’ve been an implementer, working

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