What is CocoaCloud?

CocoaCloud is a pre-competitive data platform and impact initiative to strengthen agricultural productivity and climate resilience in the West African cocoa landscape.



Join CocoaCloud

  • Subscription service for dashboard access:
    • Initially Ghana only for 1,000 Euros per month
    • Followed by Ghana and Ivory Coast for 1,800 Euros per month
  • API connection for raw data access
  • Options to work with technical partners for tailored products and services and farmer impact programmes

How CocoaCloud Works?

The CocoaCloud Platform generates, translates, and disseminates comprehensive environmental data: transforming it into critical information – for example, weather forecasts and soil health maps – that support ‘climate smart’ decisions for agriculture.

To maximise the value of CocoaCloud, a support service builds the capacity of stakeholders to effectively apply and interpret environmental information to agriculture – including farmers, extension workers and agri-industry.


Why is CocoaCloud Needed?

  • There is an acute lack of easily accessible, accurate environmental data from key growing areas, preventing fully informed, data-driven agricultural management decisions
  • Unpredictable weather due to climate change is exacerbating the situation, and coastal West Africa is forecast to see significant productivity losses by 2050
  • In Ghana, not adapting to climate change is predicted to create income losses to cocoa farmers of up to USD$410 million per year
  • These issues also risks the global supply, quality, trading and investment of cocoa

Who Stands to Benefit?

  • Farmers and extension: Increased productivity, quality, income and livelihood for over 1 million targeted smallholder farmers through improvements in extension services – applied to agri-inputs, general agronomy and early warning systems for extreme weather, pests and disease.
  • Companies across the value chain: Access to enhanced data drives better decision-making and planning; Profitability and security of supply is increased with accurate, timely, granular information; Enhanced pricing and trading decisions; Transition planning and pathway identification; R&D; product development and diversification
  • Government and research: Improved information for food security, agricultural planning and meteorological services with crucial climate related foresights.
  • Financiers: Reduced credit risk for banks/lenders and increased insurance viability
  • NGOs and donors: Increased impact of existing and planned projects benefitting livelihoods, disaster risk, deforestation programmes and health campaigns.

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