Our business depends on cocoa

We care about sustainability and farmer livelihoods

Quality Partner Program


Working with cocoa farmer cooperatives – Through our Quality Partner Program (Partenaire de Qualité) in Côte d'Ivoire, we work in partnership with cocoa farmer cooperatives. The focus of the program is on improving yields and livelihoods – the productivity of cocoa farms, the availability of cocoa beans, and the overall quality of life of cocoa farmers and their communities.

Barry Callebaut established the QPP in 2005 to enable farmers to grow cocoa in a sustainable and responsible way, increase yields, and improve farmer family livelihood through farmer training and improved access to education and basic healthcare services.
Building on the experiences of the QPP program, and integrating the heightened expectations of our customers, we are reinforcing the specifications of QPP chocolate to include eight activities are designed to drive cocoa farming sustainability.


In 2013/14, 82 farmer cooperatives representing 40,000 farmers throughout Côte d’Ivoire participated in the program. Barry Callebaut provides incentives to cooperatives and farmers to produce quality cocoa. And, we support partner cooperatives in their efforts to improve the livelihoods of the farmer members.

In addition to providing agricultural training, Barry Callebaut also supports child labor sensitization activities and encourages and promotes education. For more information see www.qualitypartnerprogram.com