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Charter Principles 2015 key facts
1. Finance
  • US$132,520,264 in short-term financing
  • US$677,005 in medium-term financing
2. Improved yield       
  • 66,029 farmers received training on Good Agricultural Practices
  • 1,793,880 cocoa seedlings distributed to farmers
  • 577 farmer field schools and demonstration plots established for practical learning sessions
3. Labour practices
  • 53,558 farmers trained on good labour practices
4. Market access
  • 149,676 tonnes procured (44% increase on 2014)
5. Quality
  • US$20.5 million paid to farmers in certification and quality premiums
6. Traceability
  • 99% is traceable to village or farmer group and 92% is certified*
7. Social and infrastructure investment
  • 7 cocoa resource centres established for farmer training and storage for cocoa cooperatives and nurseries (in Ghana and Indonesia), benefiting 4,000 farmers.
  • 1,500 female farmers supported with high-yielding cassava varieties to improve the food security and revenue potential in cocoa communities in Western Côte d’Ivoire. This pilot activity will be scaled up to reach 10,000 women and 120 cooperatives in the coming years.**
8. Environmental impact
  • Increased tree cover and supported forest conservation through climate education, shade tree nurseries and distribution, planting indigenous trees, and promoting buffer zones near protected forests.
  • Improved soil health through training on integrated soil fertility management techniques such as composting, organic pesticide production, and restoring degraded eco-systems by growing restorative ground cover plants.

* 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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