The Context

Cocoa farmers sit atop one of the world’s most valuable resources, yet they have been traditionally left out of the development conversation. We are putting farmers and their families in the driver’s seat of development to improve their communities from within, harvest after harvest.

At Cocoa360, we are pioneering a new model of development that leverages existing community resources to improve access to education and healthcare for Ghana’s 1.6 million cocoa farmers, without a long-term reliance on foreign aid. Cocoa is a key driver of Ghana’s growing economy, with cocoa revenues totaling nearly $2 billion annually, yet the vast majority of cocoa farmers remain trapped in a cycle of generational poverty.