Why we exist
95% of the global cocoa output is produced by 5.5 millions smallholder farmers worldwide who earn their living from growing, harvesting and selling their cocoa beans. The vast majority lives in extreme poverty.
Smallholder cocoa farmers worldwide are marginalized and unable to make decisions due to power imbalances in the value chain. They strongly depend on the stock market and the industry – resulting in low and unstable prices.
Their limited access to finance as well as to agroecological knowledge and technologies results in low productivity and environmental damage. Although smallholder cocoa farmers are a fundamental part of the chocolate production, they cannot guarantee a prosperous future for their young generations.
Choba Choba Foundation
Vision & Mission
We envision a chocolate world in which smallholder cocoa producers are self-confident professional entrepreneurs, live a prosperous life in harmony with their environment and are an example for all the smallholder farmers in the world.
The mission of the Choba Choba Foundation is to co-create hands-on solutions for small scale cocoa farmers in the Peruvian Amazon to thrive as professional entrepreneurs and preserve their natural ecosystems.