Tree Crops Extension Project II (TCEP-II) aims to improve the incomes and climate change resilience of smallholder cocoa producers in Lofa county. The project is designed to benefit about 15,000 households of which 10,000 households will be smallholder cocoa farmers and the remaining 5,000 rural households will benefit from improved roads, input supplies, market linkages and spillover effects along the value chain.
TCEP-II has four main components:
Component 1: Revitalization of cocoa plantations. It aims to increase the quantity and quality of cocoa sold by smallholders.
Component 2: Rehabilitation and maintenance of rural roads. It aims to improve smallholders’ access to markets and to reduce transportation costs.
Component 3: Service provision for value chain development. It aims to provide support to farmer organizations, improve market linkages, and provide support to extension service development and outreach.
Component 4: Project coordination, monitoring and evaluation. It aims to ensure an effective operational planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and knowledge management of TCEP-II.