Cooperative Development Organisation
Implementing Partners and Organisations
Period of Implementation
Bilateral Aid: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
Type of Activity
Training and support will encourage collective savings, entrepreneurship and financial inclusion, while contributing to the sustainable resilience of the cocoa sector and the equal distribution of economic benefits and opportunities. Expected outcomes 1) Improved financial and economic autonomy of 3,000 women and 1,000 young people (500 young women and 500 young men) in targeted rural cocoa communities in the Western and Ashanti regions of Ghana, in the context of climate change. 2) Improved performance of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) with the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and the Department of Co-Operatives in delivering adapted, gender-responsive, climate smart products and services, in collaboration with other cocoa actors, for the benefit of women and youth.
To empower women and young adults in rural cocoa-producing communities / to reduce gender gaps in the cocoa sector / to foster women and youth effective participation.
Impact on SDGs
2) Percentage of women and youth (W/M) who benefit from their new/expanded business
3) Number of gender responsive ARM mechanisms established/distributed by COCOBOD and other cocoa actors
4) Number of coops where 50% of their members, especially women and youth, are using at least one product or service of COCOBOD/DOCs
2) Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI)