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History & Mission

The World Cocoa Foundation promotes a sustainable cocoa economy through economic and social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.

Who We Are

Founded in 2000, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization representing more than 100 member companies across the cocoa value chain. We are committed to creating a sustainable cocoa economy by putting farmers first--promoting agricultural & environmental stewardship, and strengthening development in cocoa-growing communities.

WCF operates at the local and global level, bridging the needs of cocoa farmers and their families with the needs of the cocoa industry and the environment. Drawing on the strength of our members, and our partner network, we combine unique industry experience, expertise and influence to deliver the necessary social, agricultural and economic advances to promote a healthy, sustainable cocoa economy that benefits everyone from producer to consumer.

How We Work

WCF works through public-private partnerships that bring together donors, industry members, producing country governments, research institutes and non-governmental organizations to achieve its goals. The foundation is based in Washington, DC, and supports programs that benefit farmers in cocoa-growing regions of Africa, Southeast Asia and the Americas.

WCF supports programs that work with farmers at the farm level, prior to sale or commercialization of their cocoa. In this way, the programs provide farmers with the skills they need to operate productive farms and make sound business decisions.

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