The USAID-funded Viet Nam Sustainable Cocoa for Farmers project is a 30-month initiative that builds on the achievements of the SUCCESS Alliance project and seeks to improve the economic well-being of Vietnamese smallholder farmers through the growth of a socially, economically and environmentally sustainable cocoa industry in Viet Nam.
ACDI/VOCA and its local partner, the Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (DARD), will work with cocoa farmers, nursery owners and fermentary operators in eight districts in the Dak Lak and Lam Dong provinces to 1) increase the volume of sustainably produced cocoa in Viet Nam, 2) ensure quality at all levels of the cocoa value chain and 3) transfer the cocoa development approach to local institutions by enhancing capacity. The project’s activities will work with all cocoa value-chain actors and include farmer training on good agricultural practices and post-harvest handling, cocoa nursery support and increasing farmers’ access to high quality cocoa seedlings, the establishment of Business Service Centers, and partnering with local organizations and institutions to strengthen the quality of Vietnamese cocoa.
Through this value-chain approach, ACDI/VOCA’s Sustainable Cocoa for Farmers project will continue to improve the incomes of smallholder cocoa farmers in Viet Nam and encourage local providers to support Vietnamese cocoa farmers in the future.
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