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.
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.
2020Pilot program1000 Cocoa-farming families in Côte d’Ivoire take part in the Income Accelerator Program.
2022Test at scaleThe pilot is expanded to include over 10 000 cocoa-farming families in Côte d’Ivoire for the test at scale phase.
2024Scale-upBased on learnings from the pilot and the test at scale, we are building on the program within Côte d’Ivoire, while expanding into Ghana.
2030ReachOur aim is to reach an estimated 160 000 cocoa-farming families in our supply chain by 2030.