Mars launches two major initiatives to support living incomes for cocoa farmers

With support from Fairtrade, USAID, I4DI and ECOOKIM, the farmer-first programs will aim to support 14,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia on a path to sustainable living income in the next eight years. “Ten years ago, Mars decoded the cocoa plant genome for the first time. Today we are aiming to crack the … Read more

Fairtrade backs two major initiatives from Mars to support living incomes for cocoa farmers

With support from Fairtrade, USAID, I4DI and ECOOKIM, the farmer-first programs will aim to support 14,000 smallholder farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia on a path to sustainable living income in the next eight years. “Ten years ago, Mars decoded the cocoa plant genome for the first time. Today we are aiming to crack the … Read more

Cargill and The Starbuck Foundation back CARE to financially support women cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

In collaboration with The Starbucks Foundation and cocoa supplier Cargill, the US-based organization is launching a new effort that will help transform cocoa-growing communities in Côte d’Ivoire. The partnership builds on decades of CARE’s experience in developing Village Saving and Loans Associations (VSLAs) that are beneficial to helping more female cocoa farmers become financially independent. … Read more