Coaching producers' groups in business management

Since several years TDC has been coaching cooperatives active in fair or sustainable trade to better market their products. Very often it was confronted with the producers’ poor knowledge of how to manage their organisation. This led to the development of a new part of coaching in business management. Read TDC's first experiences in Uganda, Rwanda and Benin.

How sustainable is today's cocoa?

After the cocoa industry was blamed for the many child labour scandals and because cocoa producers were being paid prices that were far too low, large chocolate companies took initiatives to improve the sustainability. What is the current situation? At the same time some cocoa cooperatives resolutely choose for sustainable or organic production and fair trade with the support of TDC.