The 2018 World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting wrapped up less than a month ago. It was made possible by the… Read More
Women at the Heart of Community Empowerment
Empowered women are formidable catalysts for sustainable development. They are involved in almost all stages of cocoa production, providing an estimated 50% of the labor force. However, women are often marginalized from services and decision-making. Strategies such as microfinance, improved access to land ownership and membership in farmer groups or cooperatives can have a positive impact on women and their families.
Real Impact in Education
Cocoa and chocolate companies invest to achieve systemic change in education, with co-financing and expertise brought by partners such as the Jacobs Foundation. Access to quality education is also a means of combating the vicious circle of poverty, low productivity and child labor linked to illiteracy in the world’s two largest cocoa producing countries of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.
WCF’s work in this area helps achieve Sustainable Development Goal 4, by promoting inclusive quality primary education in cocoa communities.
- Conference Summary: 2017 Global Conference on Women in Cocoa
- Women’s Empowerment Research Analysis