Contact MOCCA if you would like to explore our collaboration mechanisms.

Are you a coffee roaster or a chocolate manufacturer interested in enhancing the sustainability and prosperity of your sourcing models? Together we could:

  • Expand higher value business models.
  • Innovate collaboration models with suppliers in the countries within the project’s area of influence.


Are you a trader or exporter looking to improve the quality and diversity of your sourcing? Together we could:

  • Share experiences with farmers to develop best practices around coffee and cacao quality, adjusted to market needs.
  • Develop the capacity of seed-producing farms, nurseries and clonal gardens so that suppliers can provide farmers with higher quality planting material.
  • Support the maintenance of coffee and cacao gene banks and genetic diversity conservation efforts.

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    Do you represent a bilateral or multilateral institution interested in innovating in agricultural finance? Together we could:

    – Contribute to the design of new mechanisms to access credit and financial services under better conditions, so that small farmers may invest in renovating and rehabilitating their farms.

    Do you work in coffee and cacao research and want to expand the impact of your findings? Together we could:

    – Support knowledge transfer and strengthen local and regional institutions to facilitate studies and research that enable farmers and other stakeholders of the supply chain to improve their quality and profitability.

    Members of the Consortium

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    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.

    Implementing Partners

    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.