‘Still a lot more to be done to protect and restore forests and improve cocoa farmer livelihoods’

Q: Why is deforestation an issue in the cocoa industry?​ Andrew Brooks​: The root cause is low farmer incomes. Most cocoa farmers have small amounts of land, so they can’t grow enough cocoa to fully support their families. To bring in extra income, they may resort to clearing more land to farm. That’s why we … Read more

Ferrero claims substantial inroads with its latest Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) report

With 346,000 hectares covered with deforestation risk assessments, Ferrero said it has doubled its initial target for 2022, and overcame additional challenges for Ferrero cocoa farmers and suppliers during the COVID-19 global In partnership with the Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana governments, and leading cocoa and chocolate companies, the CFI report showcases a comprehensive program of … Read more