We also support community projects based on the farmers’ needs. The improvement of occupational safety is part of the work. In addition to training, we have delivered 400 units of protective equipment and 2,000 Pelle Bongo tools, which enable the safer opening of cocoa pods.
During harvesting, the cocoa pods are picked by hand and cut in half. Pelle Bongo is a harvesting tool which can replace the traditional machetes or wood batons. It is safer and more ergonomic than a knife, and because it provides a better way for collecting the beans of the cocoa fruit, it also helps farmers improve productivity.