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Cocoa and Communities

Posted: August 24, 2016

The Democratic Republic of Congo possesses some of the most fertile soil in Africa that yields premium quality cocoa crops, but cocoa farmers have limited awareness of relevant good agricultural practices, and limited connection with the rest of the value chain. In 2011 Eastern Congo Initiative partnered with Theo Chocolate to give cocoa farmers in eastern Congo access to the international market and to increase the quality of life for their families and communities.

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  • How ECI Invests in Congolese Ingenuity

  • Ben Affleck and the Eastern Congo Initiative team with Starkey Hearing Foundation

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  • An Animated History of Eastern Congo Initiative

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  • ECI CBO Success Stories: Children's Voice

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  • Call to Action: Child Survival

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