I am the General Manager of the Federation of Cocoa Farmers' Organisations (UNOCACE). Within the UNOCACE Federation, for several years we have had difficulties such as sustainable productivity and adequate post-harvest processes for cocoa. We knew that we needed to give greater impetus to the correct organisational processes.
At the very beginning of our cooperation with Swisscontact, we were able to identify the shortcomings we had in the cocoa production chain, and thus defined the actions required to improve at a general level. The conclusion was to work according to dynamic agroforestry, which will allow us to improve the productivity of cocoa plots including associated crops. Thanks to the technical improvements undertaken since Swisscontact has worked with us, the cocoa production chain will be sustainable for the farmers associated to UNOCACE, generating an empowerment of the organisation.
I want to thank Swisscontact for the technical cooperation we have received from them; we completely share their mission. We are convinced of the importance of building appropriate processes in order to contribute to building a healthier, cleaner and sustainable world – especially focussing on the welfare of small farmers and their families.
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