Market profile of cocoa from Ecuador
This market profile was produced as part of the collaboration between COLEACP and Value Chain Analysis for Development (VCA4D). VCA4D is a partnership between Agrinatura and the European Commission, to carry out agri-based value chain analyses in EU partner countries, for which the methodology can be found here. The objective of VCA4D’s work is to assess the extent to which value chains contribute to inclusive economic growth and are socially and environmentally sustainable. Because the cultivation of coffee and cocoa is one of the main sources of income for small farmers in Ecuador, this market profile assesses the Ecuadorian cocoa value chain at the local, regional and international levels by analysing the main production, import and export market trends and trade barriers for cocoa and its derived products.