Lutheran World Relief leads the cocoa value-chain activities in the Maximizing Opportunities in Coffee and Cacao in the Americas (MOCCA) project, which is a five-year, $36.4 million initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and led by Technoserve. The goal of MOCCA is to build the key agricultural sectors of coffee and cocoa in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Peru, directly improving the livelihoods of over 120,000 farmers. In collaboration with local partners across the participating MOCCA countries, we support cocoa cooperatives and their members through capacity building in production, quality improvement, business management, and market expansion. We are also promoting cacao genetic conservation and diversity through the funding of germplasm banks and research. Find the latest on our MOCCA work on LinkedIn and mocca.org.