Cocoa & Forests Initiative Reports Progress Despite Challenging Year

Despite challenges faced in 2020, 35 Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) companies achieved progress on ending deforestation and restoring forest areas in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana with government partnership. Accomplishments include:
  • 6 million trees planted for agroforestry systems and reforestation, and 10.4 million since the inception of CFI.
  • 605,000 farms mapped, and traceability in direct sourcing reaching 82% in Ghana and 74% in Côte d’Ivoire.
  • 620,000 farmers trained in 'more cocoa on less land'.
Learn more about CFI progress in the annual reports (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana).
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Ghana and Cocoa & Chocolate Companies Forge Partnership to Protect and Restore Forests

The government of Ghana and cocoa and chocolate companies announced an agreement to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With this agreement, WCF and the Forestry Commission of Ghana are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation commitments.
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What Agribusiness Can Learn from the Ghana Cocoa Sector's Shift to Digital Payments

Digital finance in Ghana has benefits for all stakeholders in the cocoa supply chain, from the farmer to manufacturer. Read how these benefits can apply to other sectors in this Inclusive Business article by World Cocoa Foundation Digital Financial Services Coordinator Peter Sheilo Baghr and Better than Cash Alliance Digital Finance Specialist Marjolaine Chaintreau.
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Cacau 2030 Webinar: Improving Labor and Farmer Living Conditions in Brazil

Join the International Labour Organization and World Cocoa Foundation's CocoaAction Brasil team for a webinar on the launch of the Cacau 2030 Project on Thursday, May 27 at 9:00 EDT/15:00 CEST. Learn more and register.
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Save the Date for the 2021 Partnership Meeting

Save the date to join WCF for the 2021 Partnership Meeting on November 17-18. Stay tuned for more details.
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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.

CFI companies have begun publishing their annual progress reports. Take a look at their results so far: Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Ferrero, GCB, Indcresa, Meiji, Mondelēz International, Olam, and Sainsbury's.
Applied Entomology and Zoology
WCF Director of Agricultural Productivity Hervé Bisseleua and colleagues published a paper on termite pests in cocoa agroforestry in southern Cameroon. Read more.

Barry Callebaut
Barry Callebaut teamed up with start-up Seekewa on a pilot project to increase and diversify the incomes of farmers. Read more.

Cargill & Nestlé
Cargill and Nestlé strengthen support of Indonesian cocoa farming communities. Read more.

Ferrero made progress on 100% traceability in its cocoa supply chain. Read more.

General Mills
General Mills released its 2021 Global Sustainability Report. Read more.

GROW Liberia
GROW Liberia released a report on premium cocoa markets in Europe and the USA. Read more.

Itochu invested in blockchain platform Farmer Connect to fund a “collaborative ecosystem” for traceable commodities. Read more.
Mars released the Resilience Journey report on gender norms and women's empowerment. Read more.

Nestlé published its 2020 sustainability report, "Creating Shared Value". Read more.

Olam launched the 2019/20 Cocoa Compass Impact Report. Read more.

The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center released a Cocoa Agroforestry Library containing all publicly available scientific literature on the subject. Read more


Twining released its "Sourced with Care" progress report on improving community livelihoods. Read more.

Unilever's ice cream brand Magnum committed to planting 465,000 trees in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more.

Whittaker's was named New Zealand's most trusted brand for the 10th year in a row. Read more.

World Agroforestry
One Tree Planted and World Agroforestry announced a plan for climate smart cocoa agroforestry in Côte d’Ivoire. Read more.
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