WCF awarded grant for CocoaMap project

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WCF's CocoaMap aims to track progress towards a fully sustainable cocoa supply
WCF's CocoaMap aims to track progress towards a fully sustainable cocoa supply

Related tags: Sustainability, Measurement, Biodiversity

The World Cocoa Foundation has been handed a grant to develop bio indicators measuring the progress of global cocoa sustainability.

The grant, awarded by the Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program of the International Finance Corporation, will allow the WCF to develop its Cocoa Measurement and Progress (CocoaMAP), a subscription-based website that compiles existing efforts on cocoa to track progress towards a fully sustainable cocoa economy. 

“With a commonly agreed upon set of biodiversity indicators, we will be able to meaningfully measure environmental benefits across the sector,”​ said Bill Guyton, WCF president.

Potential indicators to be examined will include: number of native tree species under shade canopy, number of hectares of native vegetation on cocoa farms, and the average shade canopy density in cocoa fields. 

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