Sustainable Tree Crop Program (STCP)

This partnership aims to improve the economic and social well being of smallholders and the environmental sustainability of tree crop farms.

Sustainable Tree Crop Program (STCP)

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:

  • Strengthening community-focused groups
  • Technology dissemination and research
  • Policy change and implementation
  • Market and information systems development
  • Promoting improved labor and social systems

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.

Partners

  • 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...

  • International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

    Implementing NGO
    Nigeria | Staff size: 1001-5000

    The International Institute of Tropical Agriculture is an award-winning, research-for-development (R4D) organization, providing solutions to hunger, poverty, and the degradation of natural...

  • World Cocoa Foundation (WCF)

    Foundation
    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

LocationWest Africa, Nigeria, Cote d Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon
StatusActive
  • Start Date 2000
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