Poverty

If certfication can't bring farmers out poverty, can it be called truly sustainable?

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Fair game: How effective is cocoa certification?

By Oliver Nieburg

Sourcing to fair trade standards, such as UTZ, Rainforest Alliance and Fairtrade, is an important first step for chocolate makers towards cocoa sustainability, but will not necessarily bring farmers out of extreme poverty, say supply chain actors.

750,000 cocoa farmer members now part of merged body the World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO). ©iStock/Vectoraart

'Unified voice': Two cocoa farmer organizations merge

By Oliver Nieburg

The World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) and The International CoCoa Farmers Organization (ICCFO) have merged and are urging the cocoa and chocolate industry to support efforts to group farmers to ensure traceability.

 ‘Forever Chocolate’ strategy will make sustainable chocolate the norm, says Barry Callebaut

Child labor eradication pledge

Barry Callebaut sets 2025 target for sustainable cocoa

By Oliver Nieburg

Barry Callebaut has pledged to bring 500,000 cocoa farmers out of extreme poverty and eradicate child labor in its supply chain under an initiative to source fully sustainable cocoa by 2025.