While most of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, the region faces the most severe sustainability challenges. 60% of Ivory Coast farmers live below the poverty line*. Lack of knowledge about good farming practices, plantation management and cocoa quality directly impacts crop yields, crop quality and the life cycle of their plantations.
*Sustainable Baseline Analysis conducted within 326 communities with whom Barry Callebaut implemented
Providing training on good agricultural practices, literacy and numeracy skills and child protection so farmers can commercialise their product and inspire the youth in their communities.
Paying a cash premium to farmers and providing them access to tools, equipment, infrastructure and education to thrive.
Ensuring that farmers can register for a savings account, make money deposits and access their credit.