Cargill has published its second report on the Cargill Cocoa Promise, highlighting its progress towards improving the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities.
Strengthening the Cargill Cocoa Promise, the company has introduced a monitoring and evaluation system to improve the effectiveness of its activities, enabling a more evidence-based approach to help raise the living standards of farmers and their families, as well as to address the sustainability challenges in the cocoa supply chain.
By participating in the Cargill Cocoa Promise, farmers become empowered, self-supporting entrepreneurs who manage professional and responsible farms and generate a living income or beyond. In 2015, some 90,000 cocoa farmers attended 2,700 Farmer Field Schools.
This training enables farmers to achieve maximum profitability from their cocoa farms, to optimise production by using inputs, such as crop protection and fertilisers efficiently, while reducing their impact on the environment.
Through applying better plant protection, a 23% average yield improvement could be achieved for farmers.
Links to the Cocoa Promise report:
2015 CCP Report - Summary
2015 CCP Report - Full Downloadable interactive report
2015 CCP Report - Downloads by section