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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Ghana
Map of Ghana
81,159
Farmers currently participating in Cocoa Life
Cocoa Life active in country since
2012
818
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

2021 GHANA PROGRESS DASHBOARD

This dashboard demonstrates the scale achieved by the end of 2021 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
81,159
Cocoa seedlings distributed
10,215,700
Nurseries
193
Cocoa-farming demonstration plots
881
Youth trained on cocoa-related enterprises1
26,171

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
818
CAP projects completed in communities
626
Community members trained on gender awareness
177,918
Village Savings and Loan Associations operational
1,426
Community members who participate in VSLAs
68,285
VSLAs linked to finance institutions
399
Community members trained on financial literacy
61,276
Community members trained on business management
72,113
Community members involved in additional Income Generating Activities
76,669
Community members and farmers educated on issues of child labor and forced child labor
781,922
Communities with Child Protection Committees
818
Communities with a Child Labor Monitoring and Remediation System or equivalent
818

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
187,151
Economic shade trees distributed
2,573,846
Farms mapped & monitored
93,915
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.