The Mars Partnership for African Cocoa Communities of Tomorrow, or iMPACT, addresses the environmental, economic and social needs of cocoa communities in a community-focused, collaborative and holistic way.
Focused on the countries of Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, where 60 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced, the iMPACT program was designed by taking the best practices from existing efforts in the region, and building on that work to create a robust program.
iMPACT is already seeing results. More than 26 communities in both Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire are in the process of developing their own community action plans. They’ve also participated in training on better farming practices that they hope will show a direct correlation between the number of farmers trained and the increase in cocoa crop yields on their farms.