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Sustainability Map: Discovering the Origins Behind Sustainable Ingredients

Our direct sourcing and farmer services model in Ghana enables Barry Callebaut to reach tens of thousands of farmers with sustainability services.

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DIRECT SOURCING MODEL IMPROVES SUSTAINABILITY SERVICES


Ghana

Veronica Dodor is a Ghanaian Cocoa Horizons registered farmer.

In 2015, Barry Callebaut acquired a direct sourcing and farm services model in Ghana to reach tens of thousands of farmers, buying their cocoa and giving them access to Cocoa Horizons activities such as coaching, tools and inputs, e.g. pruning equipment and quality seedlings, as well as financing to fund investments in improving farm quality.

Getting one step closer to farmers enables our teams on the ground to build relationships, have a closer understanding of the challenges they face to create tailored solutions to positively impact farmers’ livelihoods and help lift them out of poverty. Community-level interventions are a strong part of the program - with farmers undergoing sensitization and monitoring to eliminate child labor from the cocoa supply chain.
 


 

 

“Bringing up a child is a major concern for every mother. I used to worry a lot about children who are out of school because they are working in cocoa farming, until the Cocoa Horizons Project came along. The child labor class has really sensitized the men who were originally reluctant to educate their children, especially girls. Now the majority of our children are in school, so I’m actually feeling the impact of the program since it is helping us to champion the course of eliminating child labor related issues in our community.”

Veronica Dodor

farmer, Ghana

Get a sneak peek at some of the many sustainability programs and people behind the raw material production, as we move along on our Forever Chocolate journey.

Cocoa

Côte d'Ivoire

Cocoa

Ghana

Cocoa

Brazil

Cocoa

Madagascar

Cocoa

Indonesia

Cocoa

Tanzania

Cocoa

Cameroon

Cocoa

Ecuador

Cocoa

Peru

Cocoa

Dominican Republic

Vanilla

Madagascar

Soy

Brazil

Beet sugar

Germany & France & Poland

Beet sugar

Russia

Beet sugar

USA

Cane sugar

Brazil

Dairy

France & Germany

Nuts

Spain

Nuts

Turkey

Palm oil

Indonesia

Palm oil

Malaysia

Palm oil

Colombia

Coconut oil

Philippines

Packaging

North America

Packaging

Europe
Legend
Cocoa
Vanilla
Soy
Beet sugar
Cane sugar
Dairy
Nuts
Palm oil
Coconut oil
Packaging