Cocoa Life In Ghana

Ghana is the world's second-largest cocoa-producing country (Côte d'Ivoire is the largest). Cocoa Life has been active in Ghana since 2008, when it began as the Cadbury Cocoa Partnership. At the end of 2018, there were 38,417 farmers participating in Cocoa Life, across 447 communities.

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Ghana
Map of Ghana
38,417
Farmers currently participating in Cocoa Life
Cocoa Life active in country since
2012
447
Cocoa Life communities
8
Cocoa Life origin team members
GHANA COCOA BOARD (COCOBOD)
Cocoa Life’s government partner
Ghana

"Cocoa Life is a vibrant intervention which is also organic, responding to actual needs of community partners as well as the interests of government and our business. Our commitment to ensuring that communities thrive and community members have voices that are listened to is very real as it enables the cocoa farmers drive the change. Cocoa is the backbone of the economy of Ghana; and cocoa farmers should be proud that they are driving the economy of Ghana. We are already seeing indications of change, which is fantastic."

Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, Cocoa Life’s Country Lead for Ghana

Y. P. Amekudzi

2018 GHANA PROGRESS DASHBOARD

This dashboard demonstrates the scale achieved by the end of 2018 and how Cocoa Life is making progress in Ghana. Cocoa Life monitors the below output indicators under five focus areas. These are interventions we put in place with our partners.

Cocoa farming as a prosperous business
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Farmers trained, coached or having a farm development plan on Good Agricultural Practices
38,417
Cocoa seedlings distributed
5,009,679
Nurseries
0
Cocoa-farming demonstration plots
447
Youth trained on cocoa-related enterprises1
7,828

1. Youth is the age range from 18-35 in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, and 15-24 in Indonesia. 
Cocoa communities are empowered and inclusive
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Communities with a CODEC and Community Action Plan activated2
447
CAP projects completed in communities
NA
Community members trained on gender awareness
60,730
Village Savings and Loan Associations operational
342
Community members who participate in VSLAs
12,401
VSLAs linked to finance institutions
20
Community members trained on financial literacy
12,635
Community members trained on business management
17,672
Community members involved in additional Income Generating Activities
8,146
Community members and farmers educated on issues of child labor and forced child labor
101,976
Communities with Child Protection Committees
447
Communities with a Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System or equivalent
403

2. A committee elected by the communtiy develops and presents the plans. 
Forests are conserved & restored
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Community members & farmers trained on Good Environmental Practices
87,413
Economic shade trees distributed
1,135,024
Farms mapped & monitored
39,653
About the Dashboard
Cocoa Life routinely collects monitoring data from our partners as part of the ongoing review of program performance at the local level, so we can apply learnings to improve program outcomes in the future.

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