Improving Cocoa Productivity and Food Security

In parallel to the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (CLP), TechnoServe is a key implementer in the African Cocoa Initiative (ACI), which aims to institutionalize effective public and private sector models for sustainable productivity growth and improve food security on cocoa farms in West and Central Africa. Under ACI, TechnoServe is leveraging its learnings from the CLP input credit scheme to demonstrate a commercially viable credit model for cocoa smallholders linked to spray service providers, which assure the safety and effectiveness of agricultural input application. So far, TechnoServe’s ACI input credit scheme has facilitated credit to over 200 cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire and nearly 160 in Nigeria.