Faced with Global Coconut Stockout, Corporates Launch Industry’s First Sustainable Charter
Improving coconut cultivation and farmer livelihoods
The charter is an important milestone on the way to improving coconut cultivation and farmer livelihoods. I am pleased we have succeeded in bringing together key players and stakeholders at one table. This is a challenge that must be tackled together to be successful.
Massimo Selmo, Global Head of Sourcing at Barry Callebaut
We are proud to have supported this valuable charter. The U.S. government prioritizes working through the private sector to catalyze market reform and reduce greenhouse gas emissions that warm our climate. Guiding tools, such as this charter, create a landscape approach for sustainability in Asia. USAID stands ready to scale this initiative and look forward to more signatories joining.
Dr. Steven G. Olive, Mission Director of USAID’s Regional Development Mission for Asia