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Making cocoa farming more sustainable and profitable for farmers

Industry news  •  18 August 2016  •  Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut, IFC, and the IDH partner to provide credit for cocoa farming productivity packages to farmers and co-operatives…

Chocolate manufacturers back GP-SCPP for sustainable cocoa production in Indonesia

Industry news  •  16 April 2015  •  Victoria White

Swisscontact Consortium, with members including Barry Callebaut, Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé, has entered in to a partnership called GP-SCPP…

Nestlé joins CocoaAction

Industry news  •  21 May 2014  •  Nestlé

Nestlé is supporting a new strategy organised by the World Cocoa Foundation to promote sustainability in the cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana…

The Hershey Company’s commitment to cocoa sustainability

Issue 3 2012  •  3 July 2012  •  Andy McCormick, Vice President Public Affairs, The Hershey Company

The Hershey Company, famous for its chocolate bars, Hershey Kisses and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups, is actively engaged in a broad range of sustainability initiatives that are making a difference in the livelihoods of cocoa communities across West Africa. In fact, the company’s support for cocoa communities goes back more than 50 years.

During the past decade, The Hershey Company and its public and private partners have invested in developing new agricultural practices that are helping West African farmers double the yield on their cocoa farms, which in turn increases their families’ incomes.

In early 2012, Hershey announced plans to expand and accelerate programs to improve cocoa communities by investing USD 10 million in West Africa over the next five years. The USD 10 million commitment builds on the company’s cocoa expertise and partnerships and focuses on increasing the income of the region’s two million cocoa farmers to ensure long-term cocoa sustainability for the region and for Hershey’s global product line. During the past decade, Hershey has created, supported or funded programs that help the cocoa comm – unities develop more productive agriculture practices, build educational and community resources, and improve labour practices.

Sustainability experts to host panel discussion on nurturing the next generation of cocoa farmers

Industry news, News  •  3 October 2011  •  Kraft Foods

Sustainability experts gather for a panel discussion…


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