Take a few minutes to read this month’s issue of NCA Journal for a piece regarding our Sustainable Cocoa Initiative. The magazine interviewed Andrew Harner for a comprehensive article on the work we are doing in cocoa sustainability, with a special focus on the Vision for Change program in Côte d’Ivoire. It was gratifying to discuss with them the importance of the Cocoa Development Centers we are establishing in Côte d’Ivoire and how, through them, we anticipate reaching 150,000 farmers by 2020. Additionally, we had the chance to talk about how farmers and others in Côte d’Ivoire are learning important agricultural methods like pruning and grafting through the CDCs and Cocoa Village Centers.
The article also includes some great photos of Andy and others at one of our Cocoa Development Centers in Côte d’Ivoire. They say a picture is worth 1000 words, and seeing a healthy cocoa tree at one of the demonstration farms tells us a lot about the work we’re doing to put farmers first and ensure that cocoa is sustainable.