Project description

The overall objective of the Cocoa Sector Support Program, Phase II (CSSP), was to contribute to an improved livelihood of smallholder cocoa farmers in Ghana. The CSSP II expected results were: 1) Increased adoption of sustainable cocoa production methods; 2) Improved cocoa sector governance (strengthening of cocoa farmers’ organisations and their vertical integration in cocoa governance structures); 3) The preparation and inclusive implementation of a support strategy for the Cocoa sector.

Services provided

CA 17 International’s mandate was to conduct the final external evaluation of the Ghana Cocoa Sector Support Program – Phase II to provide relevant and independent evaluation elements to Ghanaian decision-making bodies on:

  • Possible results and impacts of the program’s previous phases,
  • Key lessons and practical recommendations for future interventions,
  • Economic efficiency of the resources implemented to achieve the expected objectives,
  • The program’s implementation approach, which was intended to be efficient and effective.

CA 17 International provided :

  • One international expert in Rural Development, Team Leader, specialized in the design and evaluation of agricultural development projects in support to export-oriented crops and institutional strengthening of producers’ organizations.
  • One national expert in cocoa production specialized in the enhancement of the sustainability of cocoa production in Ghana and the development of export-oriented crops (production and marketing).

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  • Time period

    June 2012

  • Men - months

    2 M-M

  • Customer

    European Union Delegation in Ghana

  • Donors

    European Union

  • Budget

    0 à 500 000€