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Implementing Partners and Organisations

Compañía Nacional de Chocolates CNCh.

Period of Implementation

April 2019 - March 2025

Geographic scope

Americas: Colombia

Cities: 34 cities and 7 departments


$ 12,872,590
€ 12 259 610


Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada GAC. Other donorsare: ECOPETROL: oil extractive industry. Gran Tierra Energy: extractive oil industry. PRODECO: coal extractive industry. Mansarovar Enrgy: oil extractive industry. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Inte


Agriculture & Fisheries, Rural Development, Social

Type of Activity

Administrative and support service activities, Business-to-Business exchanges, Governance and Organizational Strengthening, Technical Assistance & Advisory, Value Chains / Socioeconomic Circuits


AGROEMPRENDE CACAO is aimed at improving the lives of cocoa families that are or will be members of cocoa associations in different regions of Colombia. Through a strategy to support the development of the cocoa value chain, the project will promote the economic empowerment of 5,000 cocoa-growing families, strengthening the management practices of their local associative companies and facilitating the emergence and consolidation of profitable, innovative companies, clean, sustainable and inclusive regional cooperative enterprises. AGROEMPRENDE CACAO operates in: Putumayo, Meta, Cesar and Magdalena Medio. Main activities are: 1) Training for cocoa-producing families and their associative companies, 2) Investment in cocoa plots and in the associative business, 3) Sensitization in female and business empowerment, 4) Technical assistance in cocoa cultivation and product quality improvement processes, 5) Development of cooperative, regional strategies.

Project Objectives

Improve the living conditions of cocoa-producing families through improved production and management of their associative companies

Impact on SDGs

SDG1 - No Poverty
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
SDG10 - Reduced Inequalities

Main Indicators

Co-financing committed for the Project by third parties
Improved productivity of cocoa-producing families benefiting from the project
Increased participation of women in their associative enterprises
Number of associations that have adopted gender equality plans
Proportion of female presence in decision-making bodies of associations
Increased leadership and access to resources for women cocoa farmers
Increased hectares of cocoa plantations managed under climate-resilient agroforestry systems
Increased volume of cocoa sold by associations
Sustainability of cocoa associations
Total association sales
Profit margin of associations
Rate of payment to association revolving funds by members

Impact Measurement

Making use of ImpactCoop
1. Productivity: Cocoa tree density and harvest forecast (FEDECACAO methodology).
2. Female Empowerment: Index of female empowerment (Survey 13/18).
3. Increase in new and/or rehabilitated cacao hectares: identification, planning and investment in hectares fulfilling the 10 GAC criteria.
Using PerformCoop:
4. Participation of women in decision-making bodies: approval and implementation of Gender Equality Plans and certificates for the election of women in decision-making bodies, in associative companies.
5. Volumes, Sales and capitalization: Analysis of the sales records and financial statements of the associative companies

Direct beneficiaries

Organisations: 42

Individuals: 25000

Local stakeholders

Producers cooperatives, Producers associations and Second level coop

Key Tags

Education, Entrepreneurship, Gender