Latest newsMay 15, 2013 - Barry Callebaut to be honored with prestigious “Sustainable Standard-Setter” award May 7, 2013 - Inauguration new rural primary schools and community learning centers in Côte d’Ivoire April 24, 2013 - The Cocoa Horizons Truck – a unique mobile training unit set to reach 10,000 cocoa farmers in the first year April 3, 2013 - Cocoa farmer training program in joint initiative with the Rainforest Alliance to help protect Taï National Park in Côte d’Ivoire
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Securing Cocoa supply
At Barry Callebaut, it’s all about chocolate. The origin for chocolate is cocoa. So the cocoa bean is our most important resource. Thus, one of our most important objectives is to secure cocoa supply. Currently, global chocolate consumption is increasing - particularly in the emerging markets in South America, Eastern Europe and Asia.
By 2020, the industry will need one million tons of chocolate additionally. That means: The need in cocoa, especially in certified cocoa, will rise considerably. To meet the future demand, we take action today – by ensuring effective and sustainable cocoa growing. Our long-term target is to increase both production volumes and quality.
What we do
Our aim is to raise productivity and quality of the cocoa. In order to achieve this aim, our effort has to start at the very beginning of the supply chain: in the origin countries. We need to create the best conditions for cocoa farming. Improving Farming Practices as well as Farmer Education and Farmer Health is an important step to higher productivity and better quality. Our various programs and activities contribute to increase the cocoa farmer’s yields in a sustainable way.