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Cocoa Life 2016 Progress report

News   •   Aug 07, 2017 09:42 BST

Without cocoa there is no chocolate. And without the next generation of cocoa farmers, there is no cocoa. That is why we are investing $400 million through our transformational Cocoa Life programme to ensure cocoa farming is sustainable. Cocoa Life has already reached 92,000 farmers across more than 800 different communities. Enhancing farming techniques, empowering women and making cocoa farming more attractive to the next generation will help ensure a sustainable supply of cocoa.

Our ultimate ambition is to source all our cocoa sustainably, largely through Cocoa Life. Our unique approach to creating a sustainable future ensures a better product for everyone, from farmers to consumers.

Cocoa for Life is delivering. To date the programme has:

  • Trained 74,400+ farmers on good agricultural practices
  • Distributed 2.7+ million cocoa seedlings to Cocoa Life farmers
  • Mapped almost 115,000 hectares of cocoa farms to measure farm productivity more accurately
  • Supported the activation of 850+ Community Action Plans
  • Trained 6,400+ young people on cocoa-related enterprises
  • Established 1,200+ Village Savings and Loan Associations
  • Trained 34,700+ community members on good environmental practices
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