In the biggest cocoa producing region in the world - West Africa - the majority of cocoa farmers live in extreme poverty; there are an estimated 2 million children working on cocoa farms; changing rainfall patterns due to climate change negatively impact agricultural regions; and, decreasing yields have pushed farmers into protected forests, threatening biodiversity and environmental protection. In these challenging conditions, farmers don’t want their children to follow in their footsteps - they see greater opportunity for them elsewhere.
So how do we reverse this trend and ensure a viable opportunity in cocoa farming? The first step is to improve livelihoods, and that starts with investing in a sustainable supply. Join our Forever Chocolate journey to make sustainable chocolate the norm, by purchasing sustainable ingredients.
Mission: To improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities, through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development.
Mission: to connect disadvantaged producers and consumers, promote fairer trading conditions and empower producers to combat poverty, strengthen their position and take more control over their lives.
Mission: to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior.
Mission: to create a world where sustainable farming is the norm. Sustainable farming helps farmers, workers and their families to fulfill their ambitions and contributes to safeguarding the world’s resources, now and in the future.