Coop Academy, which helped secure the first IFC investments in the Cameroonian cocoa industry, is planning to train, over a 3-year period, 908 delegates from 227 cocoa producer cooperatives; to transform their organisations into viable, sustainable and profitable companies.
But before the Coop Academy, Kate Fotso, who implements the “Cargill Cocoa Promise” in Cameroon, has already helped train, between 2011 and 2015, about 21,000 cocoa producers in good practices in the Littoral, South-West, Central and Southern regions of Cameroon. Among these producers, 8,000 received certifications.
Kate Fotso’s work in the cocoa sector pushed her into the limelight during the 2015 edition of the International Festival of Cameroonian Cocoa (Festicacao), organised that year under the theme: “women in Cocoa”. Her advice and the management rigour attributed to women have and will certainly continue to contribute to the image of TAF Investment Group, the holding founded by her husband the late André Fotso, himself an industry leader, who was at the head of the Cameroonian Employers’ Association between 2012 and 2 August 2016, date of his passing in Paris, Business in Cameroon reports.