Our cocoa farmer programmes in Ecuador, Ivory Coast, and Nigeria help farmers make their cocoa farming sustainable from the social, environmental, and business perspective. Essentially, they do this by paying cocoa farmers a premium for sustainably grown cocoa to incentivise the adoption of sustainable farming practices that increase harvests and, thus, farmer incomes.
Furthermore, our farmer programmes have directly and indirectly helped to:
- fund infrastructure investments, read more on Community development in Nigeria
- support public schools and hospitals, read more on Fazer’s long-term project in Bieby
- establish banking cooperatives that sponsor a host of community projects, read more on Alternative income
- pay for vocational training projects that help women acquire marketable skills, read more on Alternative income
- provide farming tools and equipment that make workplaces safer and farmers more productive, read more on Safer tools for the farmers
In these and countless other ways, our farming programmes play a key role in our farsighted efforts to build a sustainable future for people.