Increasing cocoa productivity through improved nutrition: a call to action


This concept brief advocates for addressing nutrition security of cocoa farmers to break the vicious cycle of under-nourished cocoa families over generations. 

Addressing nutrition security can be achieved by combining good cocoa producing practices with Good Nutritional Practices through

  1. the development of nutrition sensitive value chains for local products,
  2. increased household-based production of nutritious foods,
  3. strengthening the role of women and
  4. nutrition education.

Taken together, this could lead to a more diversified and nutritious local diet, resulting in healthier and more productive cocoa farmers. Ultimately, the cocoa industry can benefit from a more productive future generation of cocoa farmers and a more sustainable cocoa value chain. 
 

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