Priorities as @ 24 May 2020. COVID-19 cocoa farm and more.

COVID-19 cocoa farm response and more

In the last months we have prioritised supporting the VOICEnetwork with a COVID-19 cocoa farm response. While we had actually planned to be working on mid-season harvest engagement, the coronavirus implications dramatically changed priorities through the cacao world. Dramatically, we saw extension services stop due to physical distancing measures. Cacao sales slowed or stopped for … Read more

Hungry farmers

Farmer nutrition

Farmer nutrition for livelihood and productivity. Cacao training needs to include more farmer nutrition-related curriculum to contribute to farmer health, productivity and livelihood. Within the topic of health, issues of (mal)nutrition, water/sanitation and chemical use and access to health care have typically been the key topics which the research has revolved around.   Regarding food security and … Read more

COVID-19 and cocoa farmer impact

Double burden of COVID-19 for cocoa farmers

Corona virus (COVID-19) brings a double burden to cocoa farmers. In early April, Antonie Fountain, Friedel Hütz-Adams and I worked from three key reasons for cacao and chocolate industry to respond directly to the COVID-19 cocoa farmer impact. It is published directly on the VOICEnetwork website here: 1 Producing countries of cacao are not prepared … Read more