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Cocoa

Charter Principles 2016 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$110 million in short-term financing
  • US$1.2 million in medium and long-term financing
2. Improved yield       
  • 111,800 farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices
  • 2,223 farmer field schools and 498 demonstration plots
  • 3.96 million seedlings and 251,857 litres of insecticide distributed
3. Labour practices
  • 98,851 farmers trained in good labour practices
  • 92,554 farmers sensitised on the importance of school and education
  • 14,303 farmers received Personal Protective Equipment
  • 248 women farmer group leaders (out of 2,904 overall)
4. Market access
  • 168,956 tonnes procured from 331,052 hectares
5. Quality
  • US$29.2 million paid to farmers in certification and quality premiums
6. Traceability
  • 100% tonnage is traceable
  • 179,991 hectares GPS mapped
  • 88% is certified
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • US$311,022 invested in infrastructure support, including trucks, motorbikes and farming assets such as solar dryers, nurseries, pruners and ladders.
  • Over 600 cocoa farmers and secondary school students in Nigeria benefited from diabetes, sanitation, malaria, HIV/AIDS and nutrition health booths.
  • 8,000 people in Indonesia benefited from literacy or vocational courses
8. Environmental impact
  • 83,234 farmers trained in water conservation
  • 99,972 farmers managing 218,079 hectares trained in biodiversity
  • 99,972 farmers managing 218,079 hectares trained in biodiversity

* UTZ, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, Organic and client certifications
** This is part of the Cocoa Livelihoods Programme, and Nestlé is a partner

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