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Our heritage has taught us that a clear vision is the best ingredient for a sustainable future
Cocoa is a challenging crop. We believe that for cocoa production to be sustainable, farmers must be able to earn an equitable income, engage in responsible labor practices, safeguard the environment through sound agricultural practices; and have the means to provide for the basic health, education needs and general well-being of their families. As a member of the Barry Callebaut group, Bensdorp attaches the utmost importance to sustainable production and the use of sustainable raw materials. That is why we fully support the numerous sustainability initiatives launched by Barry Callebaut.
By training farmers on best agricultural practices and cultivation techniques, and investing in community education and health, Barry Callebaut is helping to improve farming operations and output while increasing livelihood in cocoa communities. We are, in other words, investing in the future of cocoa.
Cocoa Horizons Foundation
Barry Callebaut’s own line of sustainable HORIZONS cocoa and chocolate products support the activities of the Cocoa Horizons Foundation. The Foundation works with participating farmers in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Tanzania to improve the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities through the promotion of sustainable, entrepreneurial farming, improved productivity, and community development. The Cocoa Horizons Foundation was established in 2015 to help shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future by scaling impact and driving change in cocoa growing communities. Core program activities focus on productivity by training farmers in good agricultural practices and supporting them with materials and innovative financing solutions, and working with rural communities to improve education opportunities, protect children, empower women, and provide safe water and basic health services. .
Visit www.cocoahorizons.org for a detailed description.
Dedicated supplier of traceable and sustainable cocoa
Biolands Group provides a unique direct farmer sourcing and farm services model for Barry Callebaut, operating in Tanzania, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Brazil. Biolands works directly with smallholder farmers, building relationships in order to source sustainable cocoa and help improve farmers' quality of life. Focusing on two pillars of productivity and community, Biolands enables the implementation of a number of sustainability initiatives including training in good agricultural practices, labor practices, health and safety, environmental protection, micro health insurance and mobile banking.
For more information on Biolands, visit www.biolands.com.