DURATION:
N/A
LOCATION:
Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon, Brazil, Ecuador, Ghana, Dominican Republic, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea
NATURE OF PROJECT:
Value chain analysis
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST:
US$ 330,000
GRANT FINANCING:
US$ 120,000 – CFC
 CO-FINANCING
NIL
COUNTERPART FINANCING
N/A
PROJECT EXECUTING AGENCY (PEA):
N/A
PROJECT SUPERVISORY BODY:
International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)
PROJECT STARTING DATE:
January 2007
COMPLETION DATE:
Terminated

 

 

Brief Description:

The methodology and guidelines for the study were developed. The methodology was tested in Ghana during the last week of October 2007.  The test involved identifying three typical cases of cocoa production according to the level of inputs used. A preliminary analysis of the test in Ghana was finalized, giving a clear insight into the costs of production for the identified typical cases: costs of establishment of the farm and other investments and current costs of production, costs of commercialization of cocoa beans and the shares of the different stakeholders in the value chain.  The results of the test in Ghana had, subsequently, been used to modify and finalize the methodology for implementation of the study in the other participating countries. Following that revision, the study was conducted in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire and Nigeria between March and April 2008, with assistance from the ICCO Secretariat.

 

Project Objectives:

The main objective of the study was to systematically and uniformly establish the inputs and the costs incurred to produce, trade and export cocoa in different areas and under different practices in their respective countries and simultaneously, to establish the amounts and shares received by each of the categories of stakeholders in the proceeds from the export of cocoa. This would provide an insight into the net income derived by farmers and other stakeholders from cocoa cultivation and trade and to enhance the knowledge of the use of resources in cocoa production, trade and exporting.

 

Project Status:

The project was terminated due to the sensitive nature of information required to complete the analysis.