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CocoaAction’s vision is a transformed cocoa sector that offers a profitable way of life for professionalized and economically empowered cocoa farmers and their families, while providing a significantly improved quality of life for cocoa growing communities.

CocoaAction is a voluntary industry-wide strategy that aligns the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies, origin Governments, and key stakeholders on regional priority issues in cocoa sustainability. CocoaAction convenes the sector in order to align complementary roles and responsibilities, leverage scale and efficiency through collaboration, and catalyze efforts to accelerate sustainability in the cocoa sector.

The WCF member companies committed to CocoaAction include Barry CallebautBlommerCargillFerreroThe Hershey CompanyMars, IncorporatedMondelēz InternationalNestlé, and Olam.

The World Cocoa Foundation acts as the convener and strategy holder for CocoaAction, facilitating the implementation of this voluntary industry-wide strategy, driving alignment and generating new insights to amplify its impact. For more information on CocoaAction or how to get involved, contact Nira Desai, Director, CocoaAction.

CocoaAction Resources

Launched in May 2016, the following documents serve as a resource to understand CocoaAction's current goals, tactics and overall strategy. 

The CocoaAction Primer provides an overview of decisions and developments leading to CocoaAction today. It is an evolving document that is intended to provide the reader with a clear, high-level overview of what CocoaAction is, what it does, and what it aims to achieve. The document is intended for both CocoaAction companies and WCF staff, as well as any interested stakeholders such as governments, implementing partners, general public, and other cocoa industry members. 

The Community Development Manual is an implementation manual which lays out the different components of the CocoaAction Community Development package – including both detailed information on the interventions and connections to related and broader elements. The manual is intended for use by CocoaAction companies and their implementing partners.

The Monitoring & Evaluation Guide is designed to direct and clarify the processes that need to be established in order to produce data as consistent as possible across CocoaAction.  The intended audience of the guide is CocoaAction company staff responsible for data collection, information management and/ or reporting functions.

Progress Report

CocoaAction Report on CollaborationThe second CocoaAction Progress Report details the importance of collaboration among companies and how they are working together on uniform measures for progress. 

CocoaAction Progress Report - November 2015 - ENGLISH

Rapport de Progrès de CocoaAction - Novembre 2015 - Française

CocoaAction Progress Report - March 2015 - Cover ShotThe first report documenting the progress of CocoaAction was launched in March 2015. This report conveys the progress toward alignment – a position of agreement or alliance. With CocoaAction, alignment means getting the cocoa and chocolate industry to agree on a strategy and working with government and other stakeholders so that all parties have a shared perspective on what is needed to accelerate sustainability in the cocoa sector. Future reports will document the progress of productivity and community development efforts. 

CocoaAction Progress Report - March 2015 - ENGLISH

Rapport de Progrès de CocoaAction - Mars 2015 - Française


Additional Resources

CocoaAction - Frequently Asked Questions (April 2016)

Ivory Coast Launch Press Release (May 2014) >>

Ivory Coast Launch Press Release French (May 2014) >>

Ghana Launch Press Release English (May 2014) >>


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