Organic cocoa exporter providing premium prices to small holder farmers.
AgDevCo’s investment will provide increased access to working capital for Tradin during the Sierra Leonean cocoa season; allowing them to grow the quantity of organic cocoa they are able to source from smallholder farmers.
AgDevCo’s SDU is managing a $750k budget to establish farmer field schools, replant old cocoa trees and tackle prevalent fungal disease, benefitting at least 5,600 smallholder cocoa farmers. The budget is also supporting the organic certification of a broader network of over 20,000 organic farmers in TSL's procurement catchment area. With organic certification, TSL can offer routes to market for a significant proportion of the higher-quality organic cocoa, pay international prices to farmers, and boost farmer income.