This study explores the principal factors that lead to changes in farmer practices, with the objective of improving company interventions in the cocoa sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire.
Conducted by the Meridian Institute, with funding from the Supply Chain Sustainability Research Fund, the research shows that farmer support (such as trainings, access to credit etc.) are key to improving farmer productivity. Other factors were the age of farmers, with younger farmers more likely to implement training and Good Agricultural Practices. It also identified a gender imbalance, with men more likely to receive access to credit, meaning women’s likelihood of receiving government assistance was lower.