23. July 2019

Improving Livelihoods in Dominican Republic Cacao: Measuring and Closing the Income Gap

In 2015, Clif Bar partnered with Social Accountability International (SAI), and with key input from Richard Anker and Martha Anker, created a new methodology to estimate the living income level and measure the living income gap for smallholder cacao farmers in the Dominican Republic (DR).  One year into the pilot project, Thao Pham of Clif Bar, Jane Hwang of SAI, and Altair Rodriguez, DR cacao farmer and in-country program coordinator, discuss the path they took – from benchmark methodology to implementation – and share key lessons from their successful public-private partnership.