Where possible, Source Trust seeks to match the premiums and project funds from our Partners and Sponsors with donor funding to increase their impact. Source Trust is pleased to work in partnership with our Donors.
World Cocoa Foundation Cocoa Livelihoods Programme (WCF CLP)
The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Programme is funded by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and further supported by 16 WCF members. The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Programme is working to double the income of approximately 200,000 smallholder, cocoa-growing households in West and Central Africa. The overall goal of the programme is to increase farmer income while strengthening local service capacity.
In Nigeria and Côte d’Ivoire, Source Trust in partnership with Armajaro Trading and Kraft Foods is implementing a three-year (October 2011 to December 2013) Armajaro Kraft Foods Farmer Organisation Project (AKFFOP) which aims to increase the income of approximately 3,000 cocoa-farming households (1,000 in Côte d’Ivoire and 2,000 in Nigeria) through an innovative community-based farmer organisation model.
Additionally, in Ghana and Nigeria, during a 17-month period (August 2012 to December 2013), Source Trust will directly collaborate with 42 farmers to introduce demonstration plots on parts of existing farms in Ghana (24) and Nigeria (18). The demonstration plots will be used as a supplementary and practical training tool to show up to 48,000 farmers (30,000 in Ghana and 18,000 in Nigeria) the benefits of what they have learned during training and how to improve production and quality of their cocoa at farm level.
The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH)
The Cocoa Productivity and Quality Programme Facility (CPQP), set up by the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) is a four-year programme where companies, civil society organisations and local governments work together towards sustainable increase in productivity and quality of cocoa. The aim is to assist 300,000 cocoa farmers to move out of poverty and make the transition to running viable businesses for sustainable cocoa production.
Under the CPQP programme, Source Trust, in partnership with Armajaro Trading, Nestlé and Lindt, is implementing three projects in Ghana, Nigeria and Indonesia to reach a total of 29,800 farmers and their families over the period of four years (January 2012 to December 2015).
Ford Foundation is an independent, global organisation with a legacy of commitment to innovative leaders on the frontlines of social change. The goals of the foundation are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement.
With a grant from Ford Foundation, in Papua Province of Indonesia, Source Trust in partnership with PT Armajaro Indonesia and PT Purni Papua Perkasa Jaya, have introduced a programme to help smallholder cocoa farmers increase yields, improve quality and access new markets by establishing 150 community-based farmer groups to improve the living standards of 3,750 cocoa farm families over three years (July 2012 to June 2015).