Cocoa Tanzania

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Sustainability Map: Discovering the Origins Behind Sustainable Ingredients

Providing access to quality planting material so that farmers can maintain the health of their farms is key to improving farmer livelihoods.

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DISTRIBUTING SEEDLINGS TO ENHANCE LIVELIHOODS


Tanzania

Limited access to planting materials, poor farming practices and aging trees are among the main challenges that need to be overcome in order to increase cocoa farmers’ income. That’s why improving the distribution of quality cocoa seedlings to farmers in order for them to maintain the health of their farm by regularly replanting, is a goal of Biolands, our direct sourcing and farm services model. In Tanzania, where our cocoa operations are uniquely and completely organic, we partner together with our customer KIM’S Chocolates, to increase the livelihood of cocoa farmers. To do so, we have pledged to distribute more than 100,000 cocoa seedlings each year.

Joyce Iponja is a trained senior nursery assistant at Biolands’ nursery in Kyela and now belongs to a dedicated team that visits farmers. The team not only supplies seedlings from the nursery but also shares valuable know-how on how to best plant and care for the seedlings – including aspects such as spacing, shade and irrigation.

Joyce Iponja Senior nursery assistant Biolands Tanzania

Joyce Iponja

Senior nursery assistant, Tanzania

Like Joyce, most of the distributors come from local farming communities and families in Kyela, and they have been working in Biolands nurseries for a number of years. Their participation in the seedling distribution program provides them with an additional source of income.
 


 

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

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North America

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