SUCCESS Alliance Phase II in the Philippines

Working with approximately 15,000 cocoa farmers using a value chain approach to grow the cocoa sector.

SUCCESS Alliance Phase II in the Philippines

In 2006, ACDI/VOCA launched SUCCESS Alliance Phase II—the 3-year, $2.6 million, USDA-funded program to improve cocoa production and marketing linkages. The program expanded upon past achievements, by focusing on improved cocoa production and strengthening the value chain for cocoa stakeholders. ACDI/VOCA achieved this through activities that deliver farmer training and extension, established post-harvest processing sites, built capacity in nursery plant production, rehabilitated old cocoa trees and established internationally acceptable cocoa bean quality standards. The project focused in promoting the opportunities and participation of smallholder farmers in the cocoa value chain as a means of poverty reduction and economic growth.

ACDI/VOCA implemented training and extension activities in six areas: northern and southern Luzon, Panay, Palawan, western Mindanao and Davao. The program developed 99 farmers as training facilitators through training-of-trainers sessions. SUCCESS Alliance has also provided farmer training at the provincial level to more than 10,000 farmers. Training topics included crop husbandry, integrated pest and disease management, side-grafting, soil health, farm management, post-harvest handling and marketing. SUCCESS Alliance and local partner CocoaPhil conducted trainings and assisted in the grafting of over 350,000 cocoa trees with the goal of reaching 400,000 cocoa trees owned by 800 farmers, primarily in southern and western Mindanao. The goal was to grow high-quality cocoa with an eye on mitigating pest infestation, especially by the cocoa pod borer, which has severely affected cocoa-producing countries in Southeast Asia.


  • 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...

  • 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...


    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...

  • Cocoa Foundation of the Philippines (CocoaPhil)

    Philippines | Staff size: 6-25

    The CocoaPhil was founded in 1993, as a non-stock/non-profit organization, serving as an umbrella association representing the interests of the local cocoa industry; farmers, cooperatives,...

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Key Information

LocationPhilippines, East Asia and Pacific
  • Start Date 2006
  • End Date 2009
  • ValueUSD 2.6 Million