SUCCESS Alliance in Ecuador

Promoting increased cocoa production for Ecuadorian farmers.

SUCCESS Alliance in Ecuador

Recognizing the need to provide technical assistance to Ecuadorian cocoa producers, the USDA awarded ACDI/VOCA a 4-year, $5 million Food for Progress project to promote increased cocoa production through farmer training, tree rehabilitation and the development and strengthening of farmer associations. ACDI/VOCA, USDA and the World Cocoa Foundation partnered to form the SUCCESS Alliance project in Ecuador as part of a global network of ACDI/VOCA-supported SUCCESS Alliance projects. The project began in 2004; in February 2008 ACDI/VOCA received an additional $440,000 from USDA to continue the highly successful program until 2009.

Through the SUCCESS Alliance, ACDI/VOCA and its local partners implemented farmer field school (FFS) training for more than 21,000 cocoa producers to enable them to increase cocoa production through improved disease control, crop husbandry and post-harvest processing techniques. The project also established and expanded existing cocoa tree nurseries in order to replace the older, unproductive trees found on most smallholder farms. During the life of the project, farmers planted and maintained 1 million new cocoa trees, and ACDI/VOCA and its partners strengthened or developed 7 cocoa marketing associations.


  • 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...


    Advocacy NGO, Implementing 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...

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Key Information

LocationEcuador, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2004
  • End Date 2009
  • ValueUSD 5.44 Million