Cocoa Sales

By FADU, A Union Of More Than Half A Million Farmers....

Selling Cocoa Together - Quality Cocoa At Great Prices

Cocoa Sales By FADU

The Farmers Development Union (FADU), an NGO, was established in 1989, and is a membership organization of rural African farmers numbering over half a million members.

FADU is currently providing Cocoa Online Auctions And A Trade Digitization infrastructure for around 4,800 Suppliers of Cocoa Beans who are members of FADU

Collectively, the Farmers Produce around 35,000 tonnes of cocoa annually

Cocoa Contracts Utilized are based on The Federation of Cocoa Commerce (FCC) contract rules for cocoa beans

FADU Cocoa Offerings

  • Operation of a Cocoa B2B Platform For Collective Cocoa Sales

  • Utilizing the Platform to Help FADU Member Cocoa farmers To Sell Together

  • Digitization of Trade For Cocoa Products

  • Inspections And Visits To FADU Headquarters Welcome

  • Zoom Sessions With FADU Senior Management Welcome

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  • Management And Staff

    FADU has a permanent core of Staff, who combine extensive experience designing and managing development programs with background in agriculture, business, finance, community development, rural sociology and food technology. FADU has 346 program employees, consultants and volunteers. FADU can access expertise in other areas

    FADU is ably led by Mr Victor Olowe, a former senior banker with considerable experience. FADU is currently embarking on a Digitalized Trade Programme for the benefit of its members, a programme being co-ordinated by Mr Johnson Osho, who is the FADU IMS Manager.

    About The FADU Membership

    The FADU Membership is 524,000. The membership is organized into 104,494 groups (of five people each), 52397 Societies (each made up of two groups), 3,618 Districts (containing at least ten Societies each) and 754 grassroots zones.

    The group ensures discipline among its members of five, while the society links FADU for financial service to the members.


    The Farmers Development Union (FADU), is an apex union of the organized rural micro-producers’ associations of small farmers, other agricultural producers, food processors, traders etc.. The aim for the Union was to have an organization that can link, service and represent the interest of these rural micro-entrepreneurs to gain the skill, knowledge, organization and assets that they need to have stable employment and income.

    The Union, at the creation, has the mandate for:

  • Membership mobilization, organization and consolidation
  • Strengthening technical, managerial and financial capacities of members
  • Micro-finance system promotion among members
  • Input supply for member-rural producers
  • Marketing of members’ products

    The District performs overseeing role, screening and guaranteeing societies for eligibility for FADU loans. The grassroots zones provide platform for knowledge and experience sharing among Districts. The apex Union (FADU) provides technical support and financial services to all the formations within the grassroots structure.

    Women represent 83% of the entire membership and about 90% of beneficiaries of FADU’s developmental interventions. 98% of the members are rural. They are organized into four levels of formations, as described, to facilitate developmental outreach and self-development initiatives. FADU gives primacy to members’ organization because this provides the foundation for system building and social capital development which are at the core of sustainability.

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