The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), in cooperation with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC) and other institutions, develops and implements projects aimed at improving the structural conditions of cocoa markets and enhancing the long-term competitiveness and prospects in the world cocoa economy.
The International Cocoa Agreement (ICA), 2010 and its predecessors recognize the importance of research and development projects in safeguarding the future of the cocoa industry and in improving the social and economic welfare of the farmers.
The ICCO contributes to the strengthening of the national cocoa economies of its member countries, in particular through the preparation of appropriate projects submitted to the relevant institutions for financing and implementation.
The ICCO Secretariat hereby invites organizations and institutions in Member countries to submit project profiles or full project proposals for its consideration. Project profiles and proposals should be prepared using the Project Manual of the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC).