Working together for tomorrow's cocoa

Cocoa farmer training. Cargill.
Cargill teams up with Hershey, World Cocoa Foundation: 6,000 more Ghanaian cocoa farmers will gain access to Cocoa Link

Growing cocoa sustainably is important to the millions of people who enjoy chocolate around the world and crucial to the millions of smallholder family farmers that depend on cocoa for their livelihoods.

At Cargill, we want to create a sustainable cocoa sector, across the globe, which supports farmers, benefits communities and strengthens cocoa farming for the future.


Cocoa farming. Cargill.

Ghanaian cocoa farmers receive first certification premiums through the Cargill Cocoa Promise

The Cargill Cocoa Promise is our global commitment to supporting sustainable cocoa. It builds on the partnerships we’ve developed over many years to support the long‑term security of the cocoa supply chain and focuses on three key areas where we can make the biggest difference: farmer training, community support and farm development.

In partnership with customers, governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local communities, we are supporting activities that are making a real and lasting difference to farmer productivity, increasing their incomes and improving livelihoods for generations to come.

Explore the Cargill Cocoa Promise in action

Farmer training

  • We are training tens of thousands of farmers each year to adopt better agricultural practices resulting in higher yields, improved bean quality and increased earnings for farmers. Our training activities in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Brazil, Indonesia and Vietnam are enabling farmer organizations to achieve UTZ Certified and Rainforest Alliance certification, which is helping raise standards and paying farmers a premium for certified beans. Read more about farmer training…

Community support

  • Many cocoa growing regions are underdeveloped, with communities lacking access to basic services, such as education and healthcare. We are partnering with governments, NGOs and specialist institutions to work together with local communities to build schools, provide teaching materials, improve access to healthcare and deliver health education. Read more about community support ...
  • We are helping address labor issues in cocoa by working to protect the rights of children, to raise awareness of labour issues amongst farming communities and to take action to prevent children being at risk. Read more about labor issues in cocoa …

Farm development

  • Reduced soil fertility, aging crops, pests and disease are threatening the quality of farmland. We are investing in the future of cocoa farming by supporting a more sustainable approach that will regenerate farmland, improve infrastructure, encourage biodiversity and support future generations of cocoa farmers. Read more about farm development ...