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Changing the terms of women's engagement in cocoa and coffee supply chains











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    This factsheet shares the key aspects and the materialised deliveries of the EU-STREIT Programme in Papua New Guinea, that is being implemented under the leadership of FAO, to bring about transformative, institutional changes in the cocoa agri-business value chain in the country. Developed to share the gained knowledge with policymakers and scientific institutions, this publication focuses on the cocoa value chain, summarises the general context and the challenges that were prevalent before the commencement of programme implementations, the approach taken by the Organisation to address the recognised issues on concerns, the conducted activities at different layers, from farmers to policy levels, and the planned intervention in the new future.
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    Cocoa value chain analysis in Haiti
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    2019
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    This report is a case study of a multi-impact appraisal of a cacao value chain in Haiti. The value chain is analysed from production to the distribution of rice to retailers, comparing the performance of an upgrading scenario to a baseline scenario. In the present case, cocoa is grown in the traditional form with low levels of agroforestry application. With the project, new agroforestry cocoa plantations are developed on degraded land and in existing plantations, agricultural practices are improved to increase yield and producers are trained in existing plantations to effectively utilize fermentation practices. The implementation of the project will lead to mitigation of 552 tCO2-e per year, creating an emission sink of 0.8 tCO2-e per hectare per year for the entire project area.
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    Bottlenecks, stresses and risks in the cocoa supply chain in Ghana: recommendations to increase its resilience 2023
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    Cocoa is a key sector of Ghana’s economy, contributing about 2 percent of GDP as well as providing a livelihood, or part thereof, for about 30 percent of the population. This study, based on stakeholder answers to detailed questionnaires and conducted from October 2021 to April 2022, aims to identify and evaluate risks as well as major bottlenecks, threatening and constraining the cocoa supply chain and limiting its resilience. The results show that extreme temperatures, droughts, and pests and disease are the most important risks and stressors that cocoa farmers face. This is also reflected in what stakeholders considered the most important bottlenecks, i.e. inadequate rainfall, the lack of irrigation and weather insurances, and limited domestic processing capacity. Climate change is an important driver of some of these risks and stressors. Key recommendations to strengthen the resilience of the cocoa supply chain in Ghana, that emerge from the study’s findings, include building preventive and anticipative resilience by investing in climate information services and promoting agroforestry; building absorptive resilience through weather insurance and customized finance; building adaptive resilience through irrigation programmes, and; building transformative resilience through improving ICT systems, increasing domestic capacities for processing cocoa beans and investing in productivity.

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