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26th Partnership Meeting & Sustainability Trade Fair

Join WCF in Copenhagen for the 26th Partnership Meeting, October 15-16, 2014. Registration is open! Read More »


Building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector through increased cooperation between cocoa and chocolate industry leaders and cocoa growing governments. Read More »

Community Development

We strengthen cocoa communities by expanding opportunities for youth and young adults through education. Read More »

Increasing Farmer Income

We provide farmers with the tools they need to grow better cocoa through training. Read More »

Bringing Science to the Field

A core component of our work is agricultural research and funding field trials, allowing researchers to bring their work from the lab to the farm. Read More »

The World Cocoa Foundation is helping to achieve cocoa sustainability, supporting cocoa communities, education, field programs and scientific research.

Sustainability Principles

People, Planet, Profit

We promote a sustainable cocoa economy through economic & social development and environmental stewardship in cocoa-growing communities.

Where We Work


Approximately 70% of the world’s cocoa currently comes from West & Central Africa. Most of this cocoa is grown on nearly two million small, independent family farms that are less than 2 hectares (5 acres) in size.

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The Americas

Cocoa originated in the Americas and continues to play an important role in local economies. Latin America accounts for about 13% of global production.

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Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia accounts for approximately 14% of the world’s supply. The region includes Indonesia, the world’s third largest producer, and emerging producers such as Vietnam and the Philippines.

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Annual Report

Read about what we’ve accomplished with our partners in the last year. Download PDF »


Regional Symposium: Next Generation Cocoa Research for West and Central Africa

INTRODUCTIONThe WCF African Cocoa Initiative (ACI), in conjunction with the African Cocoa...


Global Chocolate and Cocoa Companies Announce Unprecedented Sustainability Strategy in Ghana

ACCRA, GHANA, May 22, 2014 –Senior executives from 12 of the world’s largest chocolate...