Roadmap To A Sustainable Cocoa Sector Launched in Liberia

A Roadmap to a Sustainable Cocoa Sector in Liberia has been launched in Monrovia with a call on all actors to unite and make the sector viable to boost the economy.

The roadmap was developed by IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative, Grow Liberia and Solidaridad with funding from the European Union in Liberia through the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme (LICSIP).

Michael S. Doe, country representative of Solidaridad in Liberia, said the roadmap will contribute to the revitalization of the Liberian cocoa sector by improving the quality of cocoa, internationally promoting it while protecting the environment.

“It is imperative for all stakeholders to ensure that we make this a working document, learn from the processes along the way, and improve on every component of the document,” he said.

Michael used the occasion to assure partners of Solidaridad continuous support for the cocoa sector.

“Even though the Liberia Cocoa Sector Improvement Programme, through which this activity was funded, is ending in December, Solidaridad will continue to engage stakeholders through other ongoing programme activities. We believe this document will still keep us all engaged,” he said.