Cameroun Cacao Supply chain game

The purpose of the project is to develop a cocoa supply chain game, which can help identify knowledge gaps and support the development of better interventions and policies across the cocoa supply chain in Cameroon and elsewhere.


  • Lead school School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences
  • Institute Multifunctional Forest Management
    HAFL Institut Hugo P. Cecchini
  • Research unit Forest Policy and International Forest Management
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration (planned) 01.05.2023 - 31.05.2023
  • Project management Dr. Claude Garcia
  • Head of project Dr. Claude Garcia
  • Project staff Dr. Claude Garcia
    Dr. Patrick Waeber
  • Partner Wageningen University
    LEAF Inspiring Change GmbH
  • Keywords Sustainable production systems; Access to markets and value chains; Society, policy and rural development; Innovation and co-creation of knowledge;


The cocoa value chain is a complex chain, influenced not only by interacting and dynamic biophysical aspects (cocoa productivity, climate change, deforestation), but also by socio-economic aspects (farmer livelihood strategies, including child labour) as well as policy and governance (markets and trade, legislation in producing and importing countries). The design and use of the game in Cameroon as a dialogue support tool and to build future scenarios for the supply chain will create common understanding across stakeholders about the complex drivers of change at play in the supply chain, build consensus on the bottlenecks and support joint strategy development between the participants. Such games have demonstrated their capacity to empower local communities to anticipate future transformations of the supply chain, improving their adaptive capacities and their resilience to surprises.

This project contributes to the following SDGs

  • 1: No poverty
  • 5: Gender equality
  • 15: Life on land