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SSAB Cocoa

Sustainable Cocoa Business, the precursor of SSAB, has developed the Farmer Business School (FBS) approach with local partners in 2010. Until now, 700 specialized FBS trainers from partners have trained 462,220 smallholders (thereof 135,792 women). Over 182,361 smallholders (30% women) have received GAP training for cocoa and food production. 31 Business Service Centers have served over 88,663 clients with inputs, technical services and financial services. 48% of FBS graduates opened saving accounts. 41% received loans for cocoa or food production. 50% of trained groups registered producer organizations. In Nigeria, 6 new producer federations (>10,000 members) emerged from FBS trainings. Average cocoa yields increased by 59% (baseline 348 kg/ha). Maize yields have reached in average 1.43 t/ha (50% increase). The annual income from non-cocoa products alone is between 593 and 830 USD (Baseline: 54 to 165USD per household; Togo).


Cameroon
Duration: 2009 - 2018
  • 99,590 farmers trained in FBS. Thereof 27,979 women (28%).
  • 24% of FBS graduates opened savings accounts.
  • 60% of trained farmers apply Good Agricultural Practice and post-harvest methods for cocoa.
  • Cocoa and maize yields increased between 34% and 41%
Côte d’Ivoire
Duration: 2009-2018
  • 98,278 farmers trained in FBS. Thereof 19,880 women (20%).
  • 87% of trained farmers apply Good Agricultural Practice and post-harvest methods for cocoa.
  • Cocoa yields have increased by 91%.
Ghana
Duration: 2009-2018
  • 159,858 farmers trained in FBS. Thereof 50,635 women (32%).
  • 64% of FBS graduates opened saving accounts.
  • 24% of trained groups registered producer organizations
  • 86% of trained farmers apply Good Agricultural Practice and post-harvest methods for cocoa. 
  • Cocoa and maize yields increased between 16% and 33%.
Nigeria
Duration: 2009-2018
  • 98,724 farmers trained in FBS. Thereof 35,736 women (36%).
  • 75% of FBS graduates opened saving accounts.
  • 41% of trained farmers received loans for cocoa or food production.
  • 30% of trained groups registered producer organizations.
  • Cocoa and maize yields increased between 57% and 90%.
Togo
Duration: 2014-2018
  • 5,770 farmers trained in FBS since 2015. Thereof 1,562 women (27%).
  • 19% of FBS graduates opened savings accounts.
  • 27% received loans for cocoa and food production.
  • 70% of trained farmers apply Good Agricultural Practice methods for cocoa.
  • Cocoa and maize yields increased between 33% and 100%.