27 March 2020

ICI partners launch updates on cocoa sustainability and environmental protection

Child labour in Africa’s cocoa sector

Several ICI partners recently launched reports detailing their ongoing actions to support cocoa-growing communities in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to improve their livelihoods and protect the environment as part of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative. By mapping cocoa farms, empowering communities, and diversifying household income, steps are being made towards sustainable cocoa supply chains. ICI welcomes these positive efforts to create thriving cocoa communities, many of which can also have important benefits for child protection.

  • Among the actions highlighted are:
  • Training of farmers on Good Agricultural Practice;
  • The development of Village Savings and Loan Associations to empower community members, particularly women, financially and increase their resilience;
  • Supporting farmers implement income diversification to improve livelihoods;
  • Protecting the environment by restoring degraded areas.

See below for links to our partners’ updates.

Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Annual Progress Report 

Mondelez’s Cocoa Life Progress Report for Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia 

Nestlé’s Cocoa Plan Tackling Deforestation 2020 Progress Report 

Mars Wrigley Progress toward a deforestation-free cocoa supply chain 

Touton Cocoa & Forests Initiative Reports for Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

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