By 2025 we will lift more than 500,000 cocoa farmers out of poverty
Aligned with the industry’s CocoaAction strategy, we commit to tackling farmer poverty by empowering farmers to earn a better income through access to training, coaching, financing, and planting material. We will also reach out to governments in origin countries and work with donors to create an enabling environment for the sustainable replanting of cocoa farms.
Biolands is our direct sourcing and farm services organization. Biolands uses a bottom-up model, working with smallholder farmers to ensure they are paid a fair price and to improve cocoa quality and yields. This farmer-centric, village-to-port approach enables strong relationships with farmers built on mutual trust, and full traceability for every bag of cocoa from the farmer to Barry Callebaut’s warehouse. The model also supports the Cocoa Horizons Foundation, enabling the implementation of program activities under the pillars of productivity and community development.