Safer tools for the farmers
Our farmer programme supports community projects to meet farmers’ needs. Improving occupational safety is part of that effort. Besides training, we have delivered 400 units of protective equipment and 2,000 Pelle Bongo tools that make it safer to open cocoa pods.
The cocoa pods are picked by hand and cut in half during harvesting. Pelle Bongo is a harvesting tool that can replace traditional machetes or wood batons. It is safer and more ergonomic than a knife. Because it provides a better way for collecting the beans of the cocoa fruit, it makes farmers more productive.