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 2020, there were 69,114 farmers participating in Cocoa Life, across 663 communities.

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Ghana
Map of Ghana
69,114
Farmers currently participating in Cocoa Life
Cocoa Life active in country since
2012
663
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

2020 GHANA PROGRESS DASHBOARD

This dashboard demonstrates the scale achieved by the end of 2020 and how Cocoa Life is making progress in its key cocoa origin countries. Cocoa Life monitors the below indicators under three areas of intervention, which we put in place with our partners.

Sustainable cocoa farming businesses
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Farmers trained, coached or having a farm development plan on Good Agricultural Practices
69,114
Cocoa seedlings distributed
8,036,474
Nurseries
151
Cocoa-farming demonstration plots
758
Youth trained on cocoa-related enterprises1
17,496

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
509
CAP projects completed in communities
76
Community members trained on gender awareness
30,178
Village Savings and Loan Associations operational
1,062
Community members who participate in VSLAs
29,458
VSLAs linked to finance institutions
159
Community members trained on financial literacy
37,270
Community members trained on business management
51,000
Community members involved in additional Income Generating Activities
18,500
Community members and farmers educated on issues of child labor and forced child labor
276,971
Communities with Child Protection Committees
447
Communities with a Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System or equivalent
447

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
155,672
Economic shade trees distributed
1,680,121
Farms mapped & monitored
86,764
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.