El cacao es el cultivo con más hectáreas sembradas en el Ecuador. La cadena de valor involucra a 180.000 familias, muchas de las cuáles enfrentan el reto de renovar y rehabilitar sus fincas con escasos recursos. Sin embargo, postular a un crédito no es siempre una opción atractiva, por los requisitos que existen y el tiempo que toma su aprobación…
Farmers gain access to services that improve their profitability
With technical assistance, financing and business management
For Cadmium mitigation and genetic analysis of varieties
For working capital, purchase of inputs and farm investment
MOCCA is funded by the US Department of Agriculture through their Food for Progress Program, which seeks to improve agricultural productivity and expand trade in agricultural products
In 2020 TechnoServe received the award for "Coffee Support Organization of the Year" from the National Coffee Association of the United States (NCA). TechnoServe operates in 29 countries, linking people to information, capital and markets and has helped millions of smallholder farmers and entrepreneurs create lasting prosperity for their families and communities. TechnoServe is the MOCCA Consortium Leader and leads the coffee program.
Lutheran World Relief is an international Non Profit organization that strives to defeat world póverty by helping individuals to adapt to the challenges that threaten their livelihoods and wellbeing.The organization provides assistance in emergencies and partners communities to build and grow rural communities. Lutheran World Relief leads the Cacao activities of MOCCA for all target countries.
World Coffee Research is a pre-competitive, multi-stakeholder platform that enables the global coffee industry to invest in cutting-edge agricultural R&D to transform coffee production into a profitable and sustainable livelihood that can meet growing demand while protecting natural resources. WCR leads MOCCA's activities related to (large) nurseries, as well as research and dissemination activities in coffee.
ISF is committed to transforming rural communities through the creation of partnerships and investment structures that foster the financial inclusion of rural businesses and small holder farmers. ISF leads the efforts of MOCCA in the design and implementation of long term sustainable funding mechanisms that support the rehabilitation and renovation of smallholder coffee and cacao farms within target countries.
Rikolto empowers farm groups in Africa. Asia, Europe and Latin America to become sound trading partners that implement long lasting sustainable practices, helping them to comply with quality standards and connecting them with innovators of the food industry to explore new ways of doing business. Rikolto supports MOCCA´s cacao initiatives in Ecuador.
Bioversity International is a global development research organization that provides scientific evidence, management practices and policy options for using and safeguarding agricultural and forest biodiversity to achieve sustainable global food and nutrition security. Bioversity supports cacao initiatives in MOCCA related to research and quality standards.
The Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA) is a nonprofit professional organization which represents more than 360 members of the fine chocolate industry. FCIA promotes quality,innovations, ethical sourcing, and the best practices in the industry of fine chocolate from the tree to the bar and the bonbon. FCIA is partnering with MOCCA to build bridges between program partners, farmers and FCIA members.
The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) houses publicly accessible, globally important germplasm bank collections for coffee and cocoa. MOCCA supports CATIE's efforts with national research institutions to catalog existing varieties in national genebanks and actions with the private sector to facilitate the propagation of quality genetic material.
The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is leading the evaluation and assessment of the baseline of the MOCCA project. The evaluation focuses on the impact of the project at two main levels: at the market systems level, to test systemic changes in the coffee and cacao market systems; and at the farmer level, to assess the impact among beneficiary households.
CRC through MOCCA is supporting the development of action plans, funding mechanisms, technical assistance and research dissemination through cadmium bulletins. In addition, CRC together with LWR, is managing the mapping and proficiency testing of eight laboratories to understand their capacity to perform accurate cadmium analysis.