Copy
Share
Tweet
Share
Forward

Cocoa & Chocolate Companies Help Farmers Fight the Coronavirus


Cocoa and chocolate companies are mobilizing to help fight COVID-19 in cocoa farming communities through collective action. Companies are working with suppliers to help governments contain the spread of the virus, donating critical emergency supplies, and broadcasting government health care messages through farmer communication channels and platforms. Learn more in this Confectionery News article by WCF President Rick Scobey.
 
Read More
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward

Cocoa, Forests, and Human Health

 
According to Dr. Aaron Bernstein, director of Harvard University's Center of Climate, Health and the Global Environment: “Many of the root causes of climate change also increase the risk of pandemics. Deforestation, which occurs mostly for agricultural purposes, is the largest cause of habitat loss worldwide. Loss of habitat forces animals to migrate and potentially contact other animals or people and share germs.”

WCF Director of Environment Ethan Budiansky explains the connection between the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, climate change, and global health in this Tropical Forest Alliance blog post.
Read More
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward

Staying United While Keeping Apart: Cocoa in the Time of COVID-19


On the path to sustainable cocoa, the COVID-19 pandemic is a large, unexpected, and frightening detour. Fairtrade International's Senior Advisor of Cocoa Jon Walker discusses the work the organization is doing to stand united and support health, safety, and living incomes for farmers in this blog post.
 
Read More
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward

Rainforest Alliance is Strengthening its Cocoa Certification Program


Rainforest Alliance’s enhanced certification program focuses on end-to-end transparency in the cocoa supply chain, performance monitoring systems, and stricter audit rules to support farmers and sustainable production. The organization's goal is that all actors in the cocoa sector feel a shared responsibility to drive a sustainable future. Read more in this blog post by Rainforest Alliance Chief Markets Officer Alex Morgan.
 
Read More
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward

Climbing to Success: Cocoa Livelihoods and Good Agricultural Practices


Cocoa pruning is a technique that helps farmers balance the perfect amount of shade and sunlight for their trees. However, it requires training, experience, and access to tools that are not readily accessible to farmers. In response, the Cocoa Livelihoods Program supported trainings for farmers on pruning techniques. Learn more about the program in this blog post by WCF Senior Programs Associate Aaron Mead-Long.
 
Read More
Share Share
Tweet Tweet
Forward Forward
Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Learn about the work WCF member companies and partners are doing to ensure a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector. Want your company to be featured in our cocoa sustainability roundup? Email zoe.genova@worldcocoa.org for details.

Jacobs Foundation
Jacobs Foundation along with 11 cocoa and chocolate companies, the Ivorian government, and other partners have joined together to tackle root causes of child labor in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more.
 
International Cocoa Initiative
International Cocoa Initiative reviewed the COVID-19 pandemic's effect on children and child labor in cocoa-growing communities. Read more.
Share Your Story
Copyright © 2020 World Cocoa Foundation, All rights reserved.


Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.