The West African nation of Cote d’Ivoire produces more cocoa than any other country, supplying more than one-third of the world’s cocoa. GrowCocoa is supporting farmer cooperatives (coops) throughout the country with training programs that enhance good agricultural practices. The training allows cocoa farmers to maintain quality and increase yield. Grow Cocoa also provides additional support to improve health and education in those cocoa growing communities.
Indonesia is the world’s third largest producer of cocoa, with approximately 1.5 million hectares of cocoa plantations. GrowCocoa is a partner, along with Rainforest Alliance and Olam Indonesia, in the Cocoa Revolution – High Yielding Climate-Smart Cocoa Farms project, a new initiative funded through the Millennium Challenge Account – Indonesia (MCA-Indonesia) that will incentivize cocoa farmers to produce climate-smart cocoa by applying techniques that also optimize sustainable yields and improve quality.