The Fairtrade West Africa Cocoa Programme (WACP) seeks to build strong and resilient small-scale producer organizations that are responsive to their members’ and their business partners’ needs.
Implemented by Fairtrade Africa and supported by Fairtrade International, the main WACP interventions are training, coaching and advisory support for cocoa producer organizations. In 2020, there were a total of 161,717 attendances by producer organization members and managers at trainings (about 25 percent women). 270 producer organizations received basic group trainings focused on maintaining Fairtrade certification. At the highest intensity support level, the trainings are informed by prior needs assessments and include intensive thematic coaching that builds capacity in subjects such as Compliance with Cooperative Law, Child Rights, Good Agricultural Practices, Internal Management Systems, Financial Management and Enhancing Member Outreach.
This second edition of the WACP Monitoring Report includes three years of data. It complements the results of an external evaluation of WACP, and our second Ivorian cocoa household income study, both published in 2021.
Highlights of the monitoring report include:
- Producer organizations managers are satisfied with the WACP trainings they have received.
- Farmers consistently report that their producer organizations understand their needs and are being run adequately or effectively.
- Farmers give positive feedback on the economic progress of their households.