KEY MESSAGES

- Description: Kuapa Kokoo Farmers Union (KKFU) is a Ghanaian cooperative, gathering more than 100 000 producers, selling fair trade-certied cocoa in international markets and reinvests the profits in their communities
- Specificity: Financing of community projects with the profits (construction of infrastructures, modernization...)
- Impact: +30% of income

 

FUNCTIONING

SUPPORT TO COCOA PRODUCTION TO FINANCE COMMUNITY INVESTMENTS:
Training
> Training in limited groups to good agricultural practices
> Sensitization to environment protection

Fair trade
> Redistribution of the fair trade premium to the producers
> Purchasing of small producers' production at fair prices

Sustainable investments
Financing of community projects (schools, fountains, WC, etc.)
Tree plantation and development of agroforestry projects to fight plantation ageing

 

SCOPE

GHANA
100 000 producers reached

 

BUDGET

$ 2,5 M$
of which $ 750 k of bonus for farmers and $ 750 k in social projects

 

IMPACTS

Agricultural productivity
Up to 30% increase of harvests thanks to better agricultural practices

Climate change
Soil management optimization
Training
Agroforestry and soil fertility program with Purprojet: 200 000 trees planted

Sustainable dev. goals
Fair trade premium equal to 1-2% of the selling price
Up to 30% of additional income thanks to harvest increase

 

NEXT STEPS

Launch of children protection and young people employment programs (search for $ 3 M)
Need to finance the working capital need between payments to the farmers and purchases by the Ghanaian cocoa export public agency (Cocobod)