Livelihood Improvement for Farming Enterprises (LIFE) III in Liberia

A partnership to increase the income of smallholder cocoa farmers.

Livelihood Improvement for Farming Enterprises (LIFE) III in Liberia

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.


  • United States Department of Agriculture - Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA - FAS)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 251-500

    The Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) links U.S. agriculture to the world to enhance export opportunities and global food security.

    In addition to its Washington, D.C. staff, FAS...

  • 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...


    Implementing NGO, Advocacy NGO
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    ACDI/VOCA is an economic development organization that fosters broad-based economic growth, raises living standards, and creates vibrant communities. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA 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...

  • Mars, Inc.

    Goods Supplier
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    Mars, Incorporated is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products. The company is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, USA. The...

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Key Information

LocationLiberia, West Africa
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2016
  • ValueUSD 7.4 Million