1st Roundtable in ACCRA 2007

Report on the

The Round Table meeting, facilitated by ICCO, and generously sponsored by the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, brought together a unique mix of over 200 participants from 25 countries, representing a broad range of perspectives. 

The views of all participants were engaged through a series of Focus Group meetings, dedicated to a review of the actions through which farmers (Group 1), governments (Group 2) and private sector bodies (Group 3) can improve sustainability in their individual sector, including cocoa growing, processing, and manufacturing.  An active and open exchange of ideas in plenary sessions led to the achievement of consensus on what has become known as the "ACCRA AGENDA". 

Presentations made during the Focus Group meetings and Plenary sessions can be found at the bottom of this page.

The Accra agenda covers a large number of priority areas for action relating to sustainability, which can be classified under the following key headings:

  • Institutional Framework
  • Sustainable Production
  • Sustainable Commercialization
  • Sustainable Processing and Manufacturing
  • Sustainable Consumption
  • International Dimension
  • NEXT STEPS

Participants agreed that in order to maintain the momentum, the next Round Table meeting would take place in another cocoa producing country in approximately 12 months' time.

We would like to thank the Ghana Cocoa Board and the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality for their generous sponsorship of the Round Table, and all participants for their active contribution to this successful meeting.

Documents

PRESENTATIONS

Plenary
3 October 2007
Group 1 - Farmers
4 October 2007
Group 2 - Government
4 October 2007
Group 3 - Private Sector
4 October 2007
1 - Mr Isaac Osei   1 - Dr I. Azhar 1 - Mr Boateng (PBC)
2 - Mr Marcel Vernooij 2 - Mr A.K. Dapaah 1a -Dr I. Azhar 2 - Mr Nico Debenham
3 - Dr Jean-Marc Anga 3 - Mr Nago Nkelle Victor 2 - Mr Christopher Wunderlich 3 - Ms Ursula Mathis
4 - Mr Martin Gilmour 4 - Mr Seng Lee Ong  3 - Mr Diamoutene 4 - Mr Edward Millard (Rainforest Alliance)
5 - Mr Hope Sona Ebai (COPAL) 5 - Mr Joshua Oyedele 4 - Mr Yaw Osei Owusu 5 - Mr Halim Razak (Askindo)
6 - Dr Anouk Van Heeren 6 - Mr Eimar Sampanio Rosa 5 - Mr Ibrahim Naibbi 6 - Mr Taco Terheijden (Cargill Ghana)
6a - Dr Anouk Van Heeren (NGO) 7 - Ms Lorraine Waldropt 6 - Mr R. K. Poku Kyei 7 - Mr David Croft (Cadbury)
6b - Dr Anouk Van Heeren (SweetnessFollows) 8 - Mr I. Wayan Yasa 7 - Mr Michael Ndoping 8 - Ms Gine Zwart (Oxfam Novib)
7 - Mr Ron Oswald 9 - Côte d'Ivoire Actions Producteurs 8 - Mr R. Yapo (STCP) 8a - Ms Gine Zwart (Paper)
8 - Mr Tony Lass MBE 10 - Mr Edmond Konan 9 - Mr Carsten Schmitz-Hoffmann 9 - Dr Michelle End (BCCCA)
9 - Mr  Saint-Cyr Djikalou 11 - Mr Freddy Amores 10 - Mr Hagen Streichert 10 - Mr Jeff Morgan
  12 - Mr I. Gyamfi 11 - Hon Jimmy Simatab (PNG) 11 - Dr Victor Iyama
  13 - Mr De la Rosa 12 - Mr Enzo Barattini 12 - GTZ Project
      13 - Mr Hans Jöehr
      14 - Mr Stephen Weise (STCP)

Published: 08 October 2007