DURATION:
N/A
LOCATION:
Dominica, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago
NATURE OF PROJECT:
Cocoa Quality and Market Access
ESTIMATED TOTAL COST:
To be determined
GRANT FINANCING:
To be determined
CO-FINANCING
To be determined
COUNTERPART FINANCING
To be determined
PROJECT EXECUTING AGENCY (PEA):
Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA)
PROJECT SUPERVISORY BODY:
International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)
PROJECT STARTING DATE:
To be determined
COMPLETION DATE:
To be determined

 

 

Brief Description:

The project will use the platform and success story of the Cocoa of Excellence (CoEx) programme to rejuvenate the production and trade of fine flavour cocoa in the Caribbean. The project will involve establishing national CoEx programmes to develop national competitions leading to international competion in CoEx. The project will improve cocoa quality by building capacity in fermentation and drying, laboratory assessments, aromatic and flavour testing, best post-harvest handling and cocoa beans traceability measures.

 

 

Project Objectives:

The overall objective of the project is to support fine flavour cocoa producing countries in the Caribbean to improve their ratings on the Annex C of the ICA 2010 as well as to establish national Cocoa of Excellence programmes to enable farmers to deliver cocoa beans of consistent premium quality, expand market opportunities and develop negotiation skills for cocoa farmers in the region

 

Project Status:

A concept note was submitted by IICA to the ICCO Secretariat. IICA and Alliance Bioversity – CIAT will now work together to develop a full project proposal.