Members and Partners
Our Core Members
- CNRA (Cote d'Ivoire)
- CRIG (Ghana)
- CRIN (Nigeria)
- IRAD (Cameroon)
Membership is being extended to research institutions in other cocoa producing countries in the region, such as ITRA (Togo) and IITA (Nigeria).
ACBWG is currently supported by the WCF African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI), a public-private partnership, bringing together WCF, cocoa industry members, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Global Development Alliance, and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH) in concert with key government institutions in the four countries of Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana and Nigeria. WCF/ACI is a $13.5 million, 5-year program with the goal of institutionalizing effective public and private sector models to support sustainable productivity growth and improved food security on diversified cocoa farms in West and Central Africa.
Contributing Partners to WCF/ACI
ADM Cocoa, Barry Callebaut, Blommer Chocolate Company, Cargill, Continaf BV, Ferrero, Guittard Chocolate Company, The Hershey Company, Lindt & Sprungli, Mars Inc., Mondelez International, Nestle, Noble Resources, and Olam International Ltd.