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World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Claro Blacio: Mapping cropping systems and farming practices , (Presentation) , Claro Blacio , 2016 , International Agribusiness Consulting , Spanish
World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: OMCC - WCPO: La voie de la durabilité : l’expérience des cacaoculteurs , (Presentation) , KONAN Toussaint N’Guessan , 2016 , OMCC - WCPO: Organisation Mondiale des Cultivateurs de Cacao - World Cocoa Producers Organization , French
World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Road to Sustainability: Initiatives by Industry , (Presentation) , Barry Parkin , 2016 , World Cocoa Foundation , English
Cocoa Action Results Framework by Gaël Lescornec (World Cocoa Foundation) , (Presentation) , Gaël Lescornec , 2016 , WCF , English
Future of cocoa processing – Willem Zimmerman (Cargill) , (Presentation) , Willem Zimmerman , 2016 , Cargil , English
Sustainable chocolate beyond cocoa How about sugar? by Sven Sielhorst -Solidaridad , (Presentation) , Sven Sielhorst , 2016 , Solidaridad , English

VSO Nigeria: addressing challenges in cocoa

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A lot has been done in the cocoa sector. Many companies and NGO’s are implementing sustainability programs, often aimed at achieving certification. However, we have not yet realized a fully sustainable cocoa sector.

The VSO cocoa program in Nigeria proposes two workstreams, in partnership with implementers, buyers and government:
A. Improving implementation: Current sustainability partnerships are still experiencing challenges. VSO Nigeria aims to offer targeted capacity building support using national and international professional volunteers.
B. Scaling up: Over 90% of Nigerian cocoa farmers are currently not included in any sustainability initiative, and VSO is developing alternative (independent) implementation models with government and other partners.

We are open to partnership with public and private actors.

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