Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.

Two best cocoa cooperatives in Ivory Coast received coaching from TDC

In 2020, ECAM and SCINPA were voted the best and second best cocoa cooperatives in Ivory Coast. Both received coaching in marketing from the Trade for Development Centre between 2016 and 2019.


Assata DOUMBIA, the president of ECAM, received the award from the president of the republic at the National Cocoa and Chocolate Days (JNCC) that took place in October 2020.

Mr Rossi, director of Ocean, a cocoa bean exporter from Abidjan : “Since the coaching from TDC, I’ve noticed some pretty big changes in Ecam’s communication. I now get different levels of information much faster. And also, in terms of presentation, Ecam is much more at ease than before, much more professional.”


Supported by TDC, SCINPA now produces its own chocolate bar: made locally and sold in Ivory Coast. TDC coach Clémence Boulle Martinaud explains more.

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ECAM: In Côte d’Ivoire a TDC coachee is on track

Your favorite chocolate’s cocoa is produced a long way from here. Cocoa is grown by producers such as Djakaridja Bitie, a representative of the Cocoa producers’ cooperative ECAM in Cöte d’Ivoire. ECAM is often showcased as a fair trade model in Cöte d’Ivoire. We take a closer look at the steps they took. Christine Englebert of Enabel’s Trade for Development (TDC) has coached this cooperative since 2017.


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