To Stop Child Labor, First Address Poverty

Despite strenuous efforts by governments and companies, child labor remains a persistent problem in supply chains across the world. Learn about child labor in cocoa communities and what stakeholders are doing to combat it in this article for BRINK News by WCF President Rick Scobey.
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How Colombia’s Cocoa-Growing Regions are Facing the COVID-19 Pandemic

Chocolate is a fundamental part of daily life in Colombia, and demand for chocolate has increased now that families are staying home to combat COVID-19. Hear from Luker Chocolate VP of Strategic Procurement and Agricultural Development and WCF Board Member Francisco Gomez on Colombian cocoa farmers and the pandemic in this blog post.
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Unique Flavors with a Positive Impact: The Future of Ecuadorian Amazonian Cocoa Beans

The Ecuadorian Amazon is home to 245,000 inhabitants of 10 indigenous nationalities, and 17 protected nature reserves. In this region, sustainable cocoa cultivation is gaining importance as a deforestation-free income generating activity.

Read about PROAmazonía and UNDP Ecuador's work to foster sustainable Ecuadorian cocoa production in this blog post.
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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 for details.

Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut, in partnership with Quantis, developed an innovative carbon footprinting assessment for land-use change and cocoa-related deforestation. Read more.

CGIAR released a report on reducing deforestation in countries emerging from conflict, with a focus on Colombia. Read more.

Delfi Limited
Delfi Limited released its 2019 sustainability report, highlighting work on social, environment, economic, and governance pillars. Read more.

ECOM developed a new methodology to assess the impact of its sustainable management services programs. Read more.

Green Climate Fund approved an FAO project to reduce emissions by promoting zero-deforestation cocoa in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more.
High Carbon Stock Approach
HSCA released a statement on applying the HCSA methodology to best support the implementation of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative. Read more.

Mars, Incorporated
Mars, IFAD, and ICRAF launched a new project in sustainable farming research and development in Indonesia and the Philippines. Read more.

Nestlé announced an investment of CHF 2.5 million to protect and restore the Cavally forest reserve in partnership with the government of Côte d'Ivoire. Read more.

Port of Amsterdam
Port of Amsterdam won the World Ports Sustainability Award for corporate social responsibility and eco-friendly business practices. Read more.
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