Trade for Development Centre is a programme of Enabel, the Belgian development agency.
Cacao Interviews (en)

Yeyasso: the small cooperative is now playing in the big league

After two years of coaching with the consultant Dominique Derom, the results are extremely positive for the Yeyasso cooperative. “We have evolved a lot,” confides its director Yeo Yessongbananan Moussa, and, to say the least, it shows!

Articles (en) Cacao Fair and sustainable trade

Voluntary sustainability standards in the cocoa sector

This presentation gives an overview on the advantages and shortcomings of the voluntary sustainability standards Fairtrade International, Utz and Rainforest Alliance in the cocoa sector.


Cocoa: a lever for development

Cocoa is a mythical food with surprising origins that has made its way around the globe. Starting in Central America, it spread in the holds of merchant ships during the era when the world was opening up to explorers. Limited to the zone between the tropics, from which it cannot escape, the cocoa tree is fragile and delicate and its trunk and branches hold a bizarre, inedible fruit. A fruit, though, that is highly prized.

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