The World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction strategy brings the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies together to accelerate sustainability and improve the livelihoods of 300,000 cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana by 2020.
Cargill is proud to be a member of CocoaAction. CocoaAction represents an industry effort to coordinate all stakeholders – farmers, suppliers, manufacturers, governments, and others – in cocoa sustainability in origin countries. The benefit to our customers is clear: by working in this industry-wide initiative, we are working towards a sustainable supply of cocoa for future generations.
Two packages under the CocoaAction strategy
CocoaAction aims to improve livelihoods and economic opportunities in cocoa communities committed to increasing productivity and advancing community development. Its work is based around two inter-connected packages:
- Productivity: focused on training, new planting material and fertilizer
- Community: focused on education, gender parity and child labor.
The CocoaAction strategy is very much aligned to our Cargill Cocoa Promise, in terms of its focus on farmer and community livelihoods, its overall goals, and the programs in place to achieve these. Working together with other players in the industry helps us to collaboratively tackle key issues within the cocoa sector, and achieve significant progress more quickly than we could by acting alone. However, there is still space for our individual strategies; CocoaAction does not replace the Cargill Cocoa Promise.
CocoaAction will be measured through adherence to six key performance indicators, and progress will be publically reported on a regular basis. The progress reports are available on the World Cocoa Foundation website, along with more details of the program and a list of members.