The Cocoa Blend
Pablo Ramirez, Winrock International
Would you like to see a blend of drones, tech and finance with a cocoa flavor? How the right blend becomes a win for smallholders and how their participation becomes key in de-risking the implementation. We start with an explanatory video followed by a fun and engaging conversation about this unique project that has not been implemented anywhere else: an agricultural business model funded via a blended finance structure with an operational twist.
Africa, agriculture, blended finance, climate change, cocoa, ghana, impact investing, land tenure, poverty, resilience, Resiliency, smallholder, Value Chain
Jeff King - Hershey's Bruce Cameron - OPIC Overseas Private Investment Corporation Lexine Hansen - USAID Robert O'Sullivan - Winrock Pablo Ramirez - Winrock
Olga Gormalova - Ecom Trading
Slides, Video https://www.land-links.org/2017/03/usaid-hersheys-ecom-help-cocoa-farmers-increase-production-strengthen-land-rights-protect-forests/ https://www.land-links.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/USAID_Land_Tenure_TGCC_Improving_Tenure_Security_Support_Sustainable_Cocoa_Final_Report.pdf (pages 39-45)