Swisscontact has focused on the cocoa sector to increase the income levels of smallholder farmers and workers living below the poverty line. Given the global market demand projections, there are real opportunities for farmers to increase their revenues from cocoa production. Swisscontact helps unlock these opportunities by supporting farmers to upgrade their production practices, enhancing the quality of
their products, strengthening their organisational capacities, improving their positioning within the value chain and facilitating access
to affordable services and inputs. A key element of success lies in the efficient and cost-effective cooperation between industry, governments, civil society organisations and donors.