Unnamed Road Brong Ahafo Region GH
In 2014, Fairtrade International, Fairtrade Africa (FTA), the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) and Bioversity International (Bioversity) began a collaboration to generate a multidimensional baseline on small-scale cocoa farmers and their cooperative unions in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire (CDI). The rapid growth in the number of cocoa-producing organizations joining the Fairtrade system in these two countries provides a unique opportunity to build a baseline for future monitoring and impact assessment, thus creating a framework for stakeholder engagement and improved intervention design. This report presents baseline research for Ghana. It describes the conceptual framework and methods used in the design of the baseline, followed by an assessment of the context in Ghana for cocoa production and marketing, and then highlights the baseline data at the cooperative and household levels. We conclude with reflections on the current situation of the cooperatives and households and recommendations for future baseline work and next steps with local stakeholders in Ghana.
Lead organization:
World Agroforestry Centre
Study sector:
Agriculture focus:
Study type:
Context or baseline assessment
Study design & methods:
Quantitative collection and analysis methods, Qualitative collection and analysis methods
Study scope:
Social issues, Economic issues
Research Partner(s):
Bioversity International
Published on:
December 7, 2016
Name of lead contact:
Divine Foundjem-Tita