The Income Accelerator Program

As an innovative family-centered approach, the income accelerator program is aiming to close the living income gap and reduce child labor risks by encouraging changes in behavior and rewarding positive practices – both within the home and on the farm. The program rewards cocoa-farming families for practices that benefit the environment and local community.

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What is the Income Accelerator Program?

It is an innovative family-centred approach that is aiming to close the gap to a living income and reducing child labour risks. By looking at the family, we’re placing greater value on women as agents for positive change.

The program is built and designed to encourage changes in behaviour and reward positive practices – both within the home and on the farm. The program rewards cocoa-farming families for practices that benefit the environment and local community.

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Our impact so far

We delivered the first progress report on the income accelerator program pilot, which engaged with 1000 cocoa-farming families. As we expand the program to 10 000 families as part of the test at scale, we will continue reporting on our impact and challenges. The measurement and evaluation of the program is completed independently by KIT Royal Tropical Institute.

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The Benefits of Beekeeping


Work can be seasonal for cocoa farmers in West Africa, with incomes slowing down outside of harvest periods. Beekeeping can give communities a low-space and low-expense source of additional income.


Planting Shade Trees on Cocoa Farms


Shade and fruit trees help improve the resilience of cocoa crops and promote biodiversity. They also provide opportunities for income diversification, and distributing trees as part of the Income Accelerator Program is having a big impact.


Pruning And Sustainable Cocoa Production


Selectively pruning degraded and diseased branches can help improve overall yield and quality of cocoa pods from older trees. By promoting pruning, farmers can divesify incomes while limiting crop disease and loss, to great effect.