ACDI/VOCA is implementing the final phase of the Livelihood Improvement for Farmer Enterprises (LIFE) III project from October 2013 through September 2016. The $7.4 million, USDA-funded program continues ACDI/VOCA’s work to empower smallholder cocoa farmers, farmer organizations and suppliers to improve livelihoods by increasing the productivity, profitability, quality, and marketability of Liberian cocoa.
LIFE III will benefit 10,000 smallholder cocoa farmers in Bong, Nimba, Lofa, Gbarpolu, Grand Gedeh and River Gee Counties. The project will implement key activities such as training 5,590 farmers in improving production and quality management techniques; training 4,250 farmers in farming as a business,farm management techniques etc.
Livelihood Improvement for Farming Enterprises (LIFE) is a project funded by the USDA and is part of the Sustainable Cocoa Enterprise Solutions for Smallholders (SUCCESS) Alliance program, which is a global public-private partnership consisting of USAID, USDA, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), Mars, Inc., local partners and ACDI/VOCA.
|Location||Liberia, West Africa|
|Value||USD 7.4 Million|