African Cocoa Initiative

WCF/ACI is a public-private partnership that will double productivity for 100,000 cocoa farm households through the strengthening of local & national institutions, and in doing so, raise farmer incomes by 150-200%.

African Cocoa Initiative

The African Cocoa Initiative (ACI) is a public-private partnership, bringing together the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), cocoa industry members, the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) and USAID, in concert with key government institutions in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. ACI is a $13.5 million, 5-year program with the goal of institutionalizing effective public and private sector models to support sustainable productivity growth and improved food security on diversified cocoa farms in West and Central Africa. The program aims to double cocoa productivity for 100,000 farm households and in doing so raise per capita income by 150-200%.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

    United States | Staff size: 26-50

    The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership organization that promotes sustainability in the cocoa sector by providing cocoa farmers with the support they need to grow more...

  • IDH - The Sustainable Trade Initiative

    Implementing NGO
    Netherlands | Staff size: 26-50

    Headquartered in Utrecht, The Netherlands, The IDH (Sustainable Trade Initiative) was established by the Dutch government in 2009 to help improve the sustainability of international supply...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Cameroon, Ghana, Cote d Ivoire, Nigeria
  • Start Date 2012
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 1.4 Million