With the objective of assisting all the actors in the supply chain to adapt and overcome threats and secure opportunities for a sustainable cocoa and coffee sector, we make this page available as a continuously growing library of the work of the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT related to coffee and cocoa crops. We identify evidence, insights and results in four interlinked sections:

  1. Risk Diagnosis
  2. Locally Relevant Actions
  3. Supply Chain Alignment
  4. Genetic Diversity Conservation and Use

Risk Diagnosis 

Diagnose and mitigate vulnerabilities in the supply chain. Ensure continuity and sustainability of the supply of cocoa despite challenges like climate change, competing land uses and contaminants.

Locally Relevant Action

Locally acceptable business cases for sustainable agricultural practices depend on the context of the farm and farmers. Awareness of risks, returns and uncertainties from the smallholder perspective enables supply chain improvements that are sustainable and create impact.

Supply Chain Alignment

This section focuses on enabling transparent and innovative supply chains able to take evidence-driven sustainability actions with technological and policy advances to achieve multiple benefits.

Genetic Diversity Conservation and Use

Conservation and use of cacao genetic resources is the foundation for a sustainable cocoa economy, contributing to resilience, productivity and quality.  


The Alliance of Bioversity International and the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) delivers research-based solutions that harness agricultural biodiversity and sustainably transform food systems to improve people’s lives in a climate crisis. Alliance solutions address the global crises of malnutrition, climate change, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.


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