Sustainable Tree Crop Program (STCP) was founded in 2000 by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and its global chocolate industry members. Designed with input from both the international and local private and public sectors, STCP is a unique collaborative effort among a broad range of stakeholders sharing a common vision – improving the economic and social well-being of smallholders and the environmental sustainability of tree crop farms in West and Central Africa.
In November 2002, a 3-year multi country pilot phase (Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea and Nigeria) was launched to identify, test and validate innovations in tree crop systems that could serve to guide future development investments. Program efforts forcused primarily on:
Following the successful completion of the pilot phase, phase II was launched in 2007 and Liberia was brought on board with Guinea falling out. Currently STCP operates in Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Liberia.
|Location||West Africa, Nigeria, Cote d Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon|