A Big Picture Approach to Cocoa Traceability

September 13, 2022 Barry Callebaut

Traceability to farm level, knowing where the cocoa we source is grown, plays a crucial role in addressing some of the structural sustainability issues in the cocoa supply chain.

Fazer Explores Cell-Cultured Cocoa as an Option for the Future of Chocolate

August 17, 2022 Fazer Group 

Even though the use of cell-cultured cocoa is still far in the future, for Fazer, the time to fearlessly explore its possibilities is now.

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Reports Progress on Traceability, Agroforestry and Forest Protection in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

The governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and 35 companies in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI), including IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), reported progress made towards ending deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in two joint public/private sector reports.

Fairtrade America Launches “It’s Only Fair” Campaign Asking How Long Americans Would Work For Just $1 to Raise Awareness of the Unfair Price Cocoa Farmers Earn for Their Beloved Crop

July 7, 2022 Fairtrade America

Timed with July 7 World Chocolate Day, Fairtrade America, the world’s most recognized label for social justice and sustainability, has launched a national campaign to generate broader awareness of the unjust price that farmers receive to produce the goods that we rely on everyday, including cocoa. The “It’s Only Fair,” campaign features three videos connecting shoppers in the U.S. to smallholder cocoa farmers in West Africa and the dire issues farmers are facing around the world by disrupting people’s routines with the simple question, “How long would you work for $1?”

Sustainable Vanilla and Cocoa From Madagascar: A Successful Partnership

June 28, 2022 Barry Callebaut

A pioneering initiative to improve the livelihoods of vanilla farmers in Madagascar focused on developing cocoa as a supplemental source of income, started by Barry Callebaut and Prova in 2016, is being expanded. All vanilla extract Barry Callebaut sources for the European market is now 100% sustainable.