The challenge: low incomes for farmers and cooperatives
Cocoa is grown on large and small farms and marketed through large associations, or cooperatives. Entire villages are dependent on cocoa farming. If farm management skills and the knowledge of modern agricultural practices are underdeveloped, profits may be at risk, as the production costs will then be too high, and yields and quality insufficient.
Our approach: participation in the sustainability program
Through the measures of the cocoa commitment sustainability program, participating farmers and cooperatives obtain access to knowledge that enables them to reduce costs on their farms and increase the yields and the quality of the cocoa they produce. The reward is markedly higher revenues, creating the financial capacity for a better standard of living and further investment.