Nestlé Income Accelerator Program – Baseline report

Test at Scale Phase


R Habraken, O Diallo, L de Graaf

The Income Accelerator Program (IAP) aims to tackle key issues facing farm households in the cocoa sector – such as Living Income (LI) gap, child labor, and lack of women empowerment – by enhancing cocoa productivity, increasing additional income sources, improving gender equality, creating a professional labor force, and improving access to loans and savings.

This baseline report shows that the farm households eligible to take part in the IAP are typical of those in Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa sector.

Key points:

  • The Income Accelerator Program(IAP)aims to tackle child labor risks in Nestlé’s cocoa supply chain by increasing cocoa farming households’ incomes.
  • Cash transfers are used to incentivize households in four areas: school enrolment, good agricultural practices (GAPs), agroforestry activities, and diversified incomes.
  • This report assesses key performance indicators (KPIs) at baseline, and provides insight on cocoa farming households’ characteristics, cocoa production, poverty indicators, Living Income (LI) gap, income diversification, women empowerment and child labor prevalence.
  • To know more, you can download the report below.