Choco4Peace is a multi-institutional that supports the construction of peace by generating positive socio-economic and environmental impact in post-conflict regions through an integrated vertical value-chain in the “fino de aroma” cacao sector. We work with ex-coca producers (the base ingredient in cocaine) and war victims who have made the transition to growing fino de aroma cacao, and support them with access to international markets and fair prices, finance, technology, capacity building, and good governance and policy frameworks.
We use a hyperledger to trace not only the origin of the cacao as it moves through the value chain, but also the socioeconomic and environmental impacts of production, consumption, and investment.
We measure our impact in alignment with six of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (No poverty, Gender equality, Decent work and economic growth, Responsible consumption and production, Climate action, Peace, justice and strong institutions).
*Cacao Beans fino de aroma (a. Specialty: Superior quality characterized for regional cacao (criollo). Processes and procedures are well-established, allowing us to make modifications to the fermentation and drying process according to required specifications.
Premium: Excellent quality characterized by a mix of regional and hybrid).
* Chocolate bars (80/30g, 70% dark chocolate/55% milk chocolate, with new products being developed).
* Chocolate blocks (couverture).
* Cocoa liquor.
* Cocoa butter.
Choco4Peace operates a vertical value chain with premium, Colombian fino de aroma cocoa, in post-conflict areas of Colombia.
The company uses hyperledger blockchain technology to connect cacao farmers in Colombia with global markets, investors, and other socioeconomic services such as capacity building, crop insurance, technology, and certification. On this platform, all interactions are recorded in real time in a transparent, traceable manner, and all actors within the supply chain can identify and track a product’s movement through the network.
Looking for Cacao farmers associations, disruptive technology companies, impact investors, socioeconomic service providers.
Chocolate makers, retail stores, hotels, restaurants, wholesalers