Five months

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
Nature of Project:

Sustainable cocoa production

Estimated total Cost:
US$ 201,930
Financing commited by CFC:

 US$ 107,993


 US$ 86,688

Counterpart Financing:

 US$ 5,250

Project Executing Agency (PEA):

 CABI International

Project Supervisory Body:

International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)

Project Starting Date:

 July 2007

Completion Date:

 December 2007


Brief Description

The international workshop discussed the lessons learned from the results of the Witches’ broom project. It reviewed the current status and the spread of major cocoa pests and pathogens. Finally, the workshop formulated the bases for a worldwide strategy and contingency plan to prevent the introduction of and/or management of major cocoa pests and pathogens. The outputs of the project provided the inputs for a major project global project to minimise losses from the spread of pests and pathogens through the establishment of “early warning” and “early action” systems. 


Project Objectives

The main objective of the project was to organize an international workshop to present the results of the Witches’ Broom project and to build consensus on the approach and contents of a worldwide initiative to address the threat and impact of the further spread of cocoa pests and pathogens.


Project Results

The international workshop agreed on a strategy that outlined actions to be carried out to prevent the globalization of cocoa pests and pathogens and to manage the situation in the worst case scenario of an outbreak of pests and pathogens. Key action points that would form the basis of a global project were also identified.


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ICCO Secretariat

Postal Address:
International Cocoa Organization
06 BP 1166 Abidjan 06
Côte d'Ivoire

Tel:  +225 22 51 49 50/51
Fax: +225 22 51 49 79
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ICCO Agreements

The ICCO International Cocoa Agreement is available to download in Acrobat PDF format.

Go to the ICCO Agreements page

ICCO Membership Procedure

The procedures for becoming a member of the International Cocoa Organization are provided in Articles 52 to 57 of the International Cocoa Agreement, 2010.

How to Become an ICCO Member - International Cocoa Agreement 2010