Promotes certified organic cocoa production and trains farmers to carry out effective sustainable farming practices.
The Cocoa Project is led by Green Organic Watch Growers Cooperative Society Ltd and involves 5,500 smallholder farmers as partners. The concept is to promote the adoption and application of good farming practices to enable the sale of certiﬁed cocoa to speciality markets at premium prices. By mobilising smallholder farmers to form themselves into savings and lending groups, the enterprise creates easy access to credit and markets and provides technical support for good agricultural practices, so improving production, productivity and quality.
Green Organic Watch Growers Cooperative Society Ltd is a farmers’ cooperative which produces and sells farmers’ products at better prices, while protecting its members’ interests on the cocoa market.
Swiss Contact Uganda is a local NGO offering technical assistance and empowerment to farmers’ groups and organising training, conferences and meetings.
National Organic Agricultural Movement of Uganda (NOGAMU) promotes the organic sector in Uganda. It encourages networking among its members and provides them with technical support.
Kilmohai is a local NGO which offers consultancy services on Rainforest Alliance’s certiﬁcation requirements and standards for international marketing.
The 2013 SEED Awards in Ethiopia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda are supported by the European Union, which is made up of 28 Member States who have decided to gradually link together their know-how, resources and destinies.