Growing farmer income
“The program changed my income and my life. I can do so much more now.”
Claude Boni Seka – cocoa farmer
WORKING TOGETHER TO TURN COCOA INTO AN ATTRACTIVE CROP THAT GENERATES MORE INCOME
Direct partnerships, direct buying
Better crop yields directly boost farmer income and contribute to improving the livelihoods of West African cocoa farming families. Motivating farmers to keep their farms in good condition and to grow the quality beans we need in the years to come, guarantees their income on a long term base.
Yet we do more to more to make sure that the farmers get paid a fair price: Callebaut® partners up with cocoa farmer cooperatives directly and excludes any form of middlemen, traders or chains in-between the farmers and us. This direct partnership enables us to introduce good agricultural practices, work together on crop quality, and of course, buy the cocoa beans directly from the cooperatives, thus supporting farmers to make a better income from cocoa.
“It changed my financial situation. The income from cocoa helped me to build a home for my family.”
Vincent Anon Beda – cocoa farmer