A first step is to recognize the complexity of the issue.
The next step is more federation.
Then there is the need to educate farmers, and provide access to tools, that will help them understand what buyers want and need and how to meet those needs.
Another step is to move as much cocoa as possible off the formal market (i.e., the commodity market) to the informal (private) market. There the farmer groups (e.g., co-ops), can have more leverage in transactions – this is aided if they can push back, knowing what their cocoa is capable of producing in the way of finished chocolate.