Cocoa producer agency and the living income differential: lessons from civil society organisations

Date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Where: Online
Close-up of a hand holding a broken raw cocoa fruit

Raw cocoa fruit (Photo: Guy Mullins, via Flickr, CC BY-NC 2.0)

This IIED webinar on Wednesday, 2 June discussed the challenges around, and opportunities for, producer voice and agency in the design and implementation of the new Living Income Differential (LID) in Ghana and the Côte d'Ivoire.

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On Wednesday, 2 June a webinar discussed the challenges and impacts of the lack of producer voice and agency in the design and implementation of the Living Income Differential (LID). It also explored the ways producer organisations and companies are considering to more meaningfully promote producer voice and agency in cocoa price setting and how to improve the livelihoods of producers.

An initiative led by IIED is generating lessons on how rural producers, their associations and wider communities can best empower themselves to articulate their development priorities, make informed choices and negotiate effectively for equitable partnerships with progressive private sector actors in commercial agriculture.


Thierry Berger (, associate researcher, IIED's Natural Resources research group