November 2016, the International CoCoa Farmers Organization (ICCFO) legally finalized a merger with the World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO). Merger is based on the need to have a unified and a stronger cocoa farmers voice to continue the efforts, made by the ICCFO, to empower and strengthen cocoa farmers and farm workers position at all levels in the cocoa supply chain. The Global head quarter of the WCFO is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands and the branch and regional head office for Africa, is based in Accra, Ghana.
World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) is an international grassroots civil society organization for cocoa farmers and farm workers, with the objectives to defend and protect the interests of its members and bring to light the challenges they face daily in their profession and at community level worldwide. Through, FarmGate Foundation (FGF) the members of WCFO will be able to share their ideas with other actors in the cocoa sector, which will help provide solutions to overcome the many challenges facing them as farmers and the cocoa sector as large.
is to serve our members who are cocoa farmers and farm workers across the globe, by giving them a stronger position at National and International roundtable discussion of the cocoa economy, while promoting and supporting cocoa farming profession.
- Defend members’ rights and interests.
- Protect rights of children and women.
- Promote members economic and social livelihoods.
- Partner to facilitate access to market for members.
- Boost members bagging position in the value chain.
- Encourage sustainable farming among members.
The members of World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) are both smallholders and organised groups of cocoa farmers and farm workers who are located in cocoa producing countries, such as: Ghana, Cameroon, Ecuador, Ivory Coast, Indonesia, Jamaica, Colombia, Venezuela.