Tarkwa, Western Region

Founded in 1997, our partner FEDCO is one of Ghana's leading cocoa buyers, sourcing cocoa from over 50,000 farmers across the country. The company places farmers at the heart of its ambitions, working to improve livelihoods and protect the environment. Valrhona has been working with FEDCO since 2013.

Our cocoa comes from the Tarkwa district, where there are eleven cocoa-producing communities nearby - Wassa Nkran, Pieso, Atwereboanda, Aboso Layout, Bonsawire, Damang, Boamah, Huni-Valley, Esuoso, Abekakrom, Gyantekrom.

FEDCO supports producers via a team of technicians who offer training in good agricultural, social and environmental practice in order to improve plantations’ productivity and quality. Since 2017, Valrhona and FEDCO have conducted a large-scale program to improve educational conditions in the 11 communities.

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Renewed in 2023 for 3 years

LBC Licensed Buying Company

Type of organization

3,086 Producers

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Financing of a community center for events and training in Wassa Nkran, including a library and ICT center


Launch of a five-year program to increase access to education and improve school facilities in eight communities in the district of Tarkwa


Construction of an elementary school in Wassa Nkran and a kindergarten in Pieso

Renovation of an elementary school in Pieso


Construction of a middle school in Atwereboanda

Renovation of an elementary school in Atwereboanda


Construction of a primary school in Bosomtwe


Construction of a middle school in Pieso


Producer support program

  • Financing of Aboboyas, a motorized 3-wheeled scooter to support logistics for cocoa producers
  • Cocoa and shade tree distribution
  • Income diversification project launch: 
    o    Creation of rabbit and agouti farms
    o    Soap making project

2,980 residents

of Wassa Nkran benefitting from the community center

12,171 children

will benefit from our program to improve access to education

1,600 children

benefitting from the new schools