Family farmers claim cocoa export | Trias
Home / Most urgent cases / Family farmers claim cocoa export
Give the cocoa producers what they are entitled to

Like most family farmers in the DRC, cocoa producers hardly get the capital, knowledge, organization and network to sell their products at a fair price. Instead, they give away their small production to traders who make the bulk of the value-chain’s benefits. Trias helps to reverse this situation.

Cocoa farmers in Congo

Step 1: Stronger cocoa producers member-based organizations

In the regions where we work, some cocoa producers have united to form cooperatives. We provide these cooperatives with tools, methodologies and trainings to raise their ability to plan and execute their cocoa campaign in a coordinate and efficient way.

Cocoa in Congo

Step 2: Upgrade quality of the cocoa production

Quality is key to sell cocoa to foreign traders. So we help the cooperatives to acquire and multiply the appropriate seeds, we teach agroecological techniques to cultivate the cocoa trees and professional methods to transform them into ready-to-sell cocoa beans.

Cocoa in Congo

Step 3: Access to the export market

Once produced, the cocoa has to be harvested, transported to the market and sold. Family farmers are not familiar with crops trading. We bring together foreign cocoa buyers and the leaders of the cocoa cooperatives to help them negotiate fair cacao selling conditions. 

Woman in Congo

Thank you for standing up for Congolese cocoa producers!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the independence of the cocoa farmers in Congo.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help cocoa farmers in Congo become more powerful. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

Other projects

Working night and day against better judgement?
What point is there in working 16 hours a day when nobody tells you about the right production techniques or current market prices? Trias acts with expertise.
Farmers, stockbreeders and wild animals under pressure
In the arid north of Tanzania, rising population and scarce natural resources require fields, grazing areas and migratory routes for wild animals to be more clearly defined.
Chance of failure: 70 per cent
Nashaly wants to stand on her own two feet but will she ever manage? In South Africa, almost 70 per cent of fledgling entrepreneurs goes bankrupt within two years. Will you help us fulfill the dreams of people like Nashaly?