Seven years including a two year extension.



Nature of Project:

Marketing and Trade

Estimated total Cost:

US$ 6,509,171

Financing commited by CFC:

US$ 3,573,266


US$ 1,056,195

Counterpart Financing:

US$ 1,879,710

Project Executing Agency (PEA):

United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Senegal

Project Supervisory Body:

International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)

Project Starting Date:

October 1999

Completion Date:

September 2005


Brief Description

The main activities carried out under the project were promotion of privately-run warehousing systems; development of a cocoa marketing information system (MIS); development of a quality assurance and certification system; and development of a system of commodity trade finances.


Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project was to improve the functioning of the supply chain in cocoa-producing countries engaged in the process of liberalization of their cocoa sectors, and to ensure full participation of local operators in the physical trading of cocoa, while reducing trade and price risks.


Project Resutls

The project established and improved market information systems, warehousing up-country, quality assurance and quality enhancement, and a system of structured trade financing as indispensable components of a viable, efficient and transparent cocoa trade and marketing chain. 


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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.

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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