The objective of the project is to improve the socioeconomic conditions of the small cocoa producers of Manabí. The expected result is to improve the production and traceability technologies of aroma cocoa and the production of high quality chocolate in Ecuador. To achieve these objectives, the project will incorporate small cocoa producers into the value chain of Pacari Chocolate, and at the same time increase Pacari Chocolate's high quality raw material purchasing capacity, by improving the company's operational capabilities, improvement of the traceability systems and the increase of the productive capacities of 3 cocoa producing communities in the province of Manabí.
ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISM OF IADB
The Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechanism (MICI) is the independent complaint mechanism and fact-finding body for people who have been or are likely to be adversely affected by an Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) or Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)-funded project. If you submit a complaint to MICI, they may assist you in addressing the problems you raised through a dispute-resolution process with those implementing the project and/or through an investigation to assess whether the IDB or IIC is following its own policies for preventing or mitigating harm to people or the environment. You can submit a complaint by sending an email to MICI@iadb.org. You can learn more about the MICI and how to file a complaint at http://www.iadb.org/en/mici/mici,1752.html (in English) or http://www.iadb.org/es/mici/mici,1752.html (Spanish).