Reframing at Scale

The true source of traceability, and environmental impacts. In November 2021 we formed a consortium with C-Lever.org and the Wageningen University. This collaboration was called into life to answer a call for proposals issued by IDH and ONCC (The National...

Critical Collaborations

As the avid followers of COOKO will have noticed, things have been quiet on the media front. This has primarily been due to the pace at which things are progressing. Since our last posting we can share a few highlights...

The rising tide

Shaun, Luiz, Augustine and Ferdi celebrating a breakthrough workshop with farmers, ONCC and IDH. (27 January 2022) “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” Margaret...

Pouring blessings

We’ve been very quiet for the past month and a half. Today we can reveal the cause of our silence. But first, we need to reflect on some events that we are happy to celebrate. 1PM on December 2, 2021....

We’re gonna need a bigger boat!

Today we wanted to share some interesting insights about right-sizing the opportunity.  It is crazy to think that the COOKO idea is only 6 months old. What have we achieved in this time? Done a patent search, then submitted and...

Rice, Mackerel, beer, Vin rouge, carton Tomate, huile, bag of salt, onion, garlic

With this message, I knew that two months of negotiations had come to a close. What started out as exploratory conversations with the village of Bindalema turned into a fully-fledged agreement on land transfer. The ownership of land in Cameroon...

A thirst for firsts!

If you haven't heard from us in a few weeks it is because we have been racking up a series of firsts! Let's start with the team. Deep Parsana We have the honour of announcing the first person to sign...

Directional Data

After two months in the field and 600 Kg of fermented and dried cocoa, we have some data to report. Sticks and stones will break your margin! The idea works. Based on the research materials and availible best practices we...

Back from the Jungle

Outside the Michelin guide lay the hidden treasures! Augustine is back after two weeks in the Jungle. As he said: The first time in 20 years that I spent 2 weeks without internet. The expert eye. Augustine in his element....

Hello Cameroon!

The past couple of weeks have been a rush of excitement and crazy planning. Augustine is currently deep in the jungle, working with about 30 farmers to perfect our fermentation process. Final inspection before the jungle Two months ago we...