The Cocoa Horizons Truck is a multi-purpose mobile unit to bring farmer training, basic health care and education directly to the cocoa farming cooperatives and communities that are involved in its Quality Partner Program (QPP) in Côte d’Ivoire.
Its modern communication equipment is powered by solar panels and can bring farmer training, educational services, literacy training environmental awareness, child labor sensitization and more to cocoa growing communities. Villagers can also benefit from free medical consultations and receive common medicines.
The truck was equipped in Belgium and shipped to Abidjan in 2013. Its maiden voyage in December took it to the village of Tolakro, near Tiassalé, 130 km northwest of Abidjan.
As of 27 February 2014, the Cocoa Horizons Truck has travelled 1,274 km through 11 villages, reaching 2,981 people and providing medical attention for 500 people.