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