The power of data and technology
Through the combination of data and technology we are mapping the structural sustainability challenges in the chocolate supply chain. This then forms the basis for our solutions to make sustainable chocolate the norm.
Farm mapping, combined with farmer census interviews, provides us with key insights into the geographical location, farm size, crops grown, as well as the household composition and income of thousands of cocoa farmers
and their farms.
The data from 176,984 farms where we have conducted both geographical mapping and census interviews describes the current situation of cocoa farmers, allowing us to offer more targeted advice on how to improve the productivity of cocoa farms via Farm Business Plans. These plans cover multiple years during which we offer advice on the best mix of planting cocoa seedlings, the use of fertilizers and diversifying income-generating activities and help farmers to access inputs and training on credit.