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, which protect nature and children.
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 create a more sustainable world by using social and market forces to protect nature and improve the lives of farmers and forest communities.