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 2021, there were 81,159 farmers participating in Cocoa Life, across 818 communities.
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A story on community in Ghana
"WITH COMMUNITY ACTION PLANS, WE HAVE THE POWER TO SPEAK UP AND ADVOCATE FOR OURSELVES."
By Jacob Akpalu, Cocoa Life community leader, Okotokrom, West Akim District, Ghana
A story on farming in Ghana
"MY DECISION TO REHABILITATE MY FARMS THROUGH COCOA LIFE HAS TRANSFORMED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER."
By Ohene Boafo, cocoa farmer and president of the Atta-Ne-Atta Cooperative Society and West Akyem Cooperative Union
"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
A STORY ON WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT IN GHANA
"BECAUSE OF THE COCOA LIFE TRAINING, MORE WOMEN FEEL EMPOWERED WITH KNOWLEDGE TO PARTICIPATE IN COCOA FARMING."
By Janet Opare-Addo, Cocoa Life community leader
A STORY ON LIVELIHOODS IN GHANA
"THE STORY OF CECILIA MANU IS AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE OF HOW THE VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN PROGRAM CHANGES THE LIVES OF COCOA GROWING FAMILIES."
By Theophilus Nkansah, Project Manager, CARE International