Barry Callebaut and Côte d’Ivoire intensify cooperation on a sustainable cocoa farming model
Barry Callebaut and Côte d’Ivoire sign two letters of intent to work collaboratively on a model for sustainable cocoa farming.
These letters of intent are an important step towards the design of a new model for sustainable cocoa farming. Combining the expertise and resources on the ground of the CCC, the Ministry of Water and Forests and Barry Callebaut will make interventions more impactful and accelerate the progress towards a sustainable cocoa farming sector coexisting with protected forest areas in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s largest cocoa growing country.
Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO of Barry Callebaut
Ensuring the coexistence of cocoa farming with the protection of our country’s classified forests is a high priority for the Ivorian government, as is also exemplified by the Cocoa and Forests Initiative Framework for Action. The letter of intent cements the strategic partnership between government and industry required to make this coexistence happen.
Alain Richard Donwahi, Minister of Waters and Forests Côte d’Ivoire
Our 2QC program is all about supporting Ivorian cocoa farmers and ensuring the steady supply of the highest quality cocoa. Partnering with industry is crucial to further build sustainable cocoa farming in Côte d’Ivoire and to ensure that cocoa farming remains an attractive profession for future generations.
Yves Brahima Koné, Director General of the CCC