In Ecuador, MOCCA collaborate with 11 partners in cacao: ANECACAO, APECAP, APEOSAE, Chocoben, Econutrition, FASES – BID, Fortaleza del Valle, Olam, UNOCACE and UROCAL, through which it trains 8,639 cacao farmers, providing integration into higher-value markets, technical assistance, research, access to quality genetic material, and promoting innovative financing models.

To enhance their productivity and profitability


With best agronomic practices


With technical assistance and business management


For agronomic treatments and cadmium mitigation


For working capital, purchase of inputs and investments in farms

Where we are

Farmers trained


We work in partnerships

We connect farmers directly with markets to leave a long lasting impact beyond the life of a project. We partner with companies that not only wish to invest in improving cacao quality and yields, but also in the systems that make those improvements possible for the future, such as higher prices, good genetic material for planting, and more direct, feasible and profitable supply chains for smallholder farmers.

Our Partnerships

ANECACAO is the National Association of Cacao Exporters and Manufacturers of Ecuador. With this partnership we support the training of farmers in the use of better agricultural practices and provide better genetic material for planting. We promote quality through flagship activities, positioning campaigns and events with the national and international academic sector.

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MOCCA and Econutrition provide technical assistance to cacao farmers in Ecuador, aimed at strengthening the renovation and rehabilitation of their farms. We provide better planting material with the ESS Super Tree genetic variety, and promote marketing mechanisms through inclusive systems and higher value markets to thrust the export of fine aroma cacao of Amazonian origin.

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Through our partnership with Corporación Fortaleza del Valle, we train cacao farmers to use farming best practices for renovation and rehabilitation and we design mechanisms to guarantee an internal quality system for cacao production. We encourage leadership among young people and women cacao farmers and promote nationwide strategies for cadmium mitigation.

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In Ecuador, MOCCA and Olam develop strategies to increase the productivity and profitability of cacao farmers through renovation and rehabilitation actions, and the introduction of agroecological practices, promoting the certification of nurseries to facilitate access to quality seedlings and promote the dissemination of the results of applied research on cadmium mitigation strategies.

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In partnership with the Unión de Organizaciones Campesinas Cacaoteras del Ecuador (UNOCACE), we provide technical assistance to strengthen the marketing of cacao produced on socially responsible farms with an environmental certification, and under high quality standards to meet the demand of international markets, resulting in the sustainability of all actors in the cacao value chain.

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“With MOCCA's support, we want to train growers of many different perspectives; the training focuses on strengthening technical skills on sustainable agroforestry systems, but we also teach them about leadership, entrepreneurship and finance”.

Jessica Granillo
Community leader
Manabí, Ecuador