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.
- Report of the Round table (English, French , Spanish)
- ACCRA AGENDA (English, French, Spanish)
- ICCO Press Relase (English)
Published: 08 October 2007