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Algemeen Dagblad
Noodklok klinkt in chocoladewereld

Artikel van Annemike van Dongen over de crisis in de cacaoteelt en interview met Cathy Pieters. Als de straatarme cacaoboeren in Afrika het niet snel beter krijgen, kan volgens haar de chocoladereep naar het museum en zijn we ons favoriete snoepgoed kwijt. - 02/25/17

Women’s Empowerment

This article emphasizes the great value of women in economy, especially on smaller enterprises. The text summarizes Mondelēz efforts towards a sustainable transformation of the cocoa sector as well as the strategy regarding women's empowerment in the cocoa production, from the gender action plans to the results of the latest CARE study. - 02/01/17

Graphic Online
Female cocoa farmer groups receive support to improve yields in Ghana

177 cocoa-growing communities have received motorized pruners, sprayers and training to empower women in cocoa farming. Harvesting and pruning are the two most burdensome activities in the cultivation of cocoa. From now on these women will be able to perform those activities by themselves increasing the yield from their farms. - 01/12/17

Graphic Online
Cocoa Life Ghana distributes cocoa farming calendar to promote good agricultural practices

25.000 cocoa farmers in Ghana received another edition of the special cocoa farming calendar which includes information to guide cocoa farmers to produce cocoa sustainable. The calendar, distributed each year, has specific information aimed at educating cocoa farmers on recommended farming activities to be undertaken each month. Adopting these practices will help them to improve yields and enhance their livelihoods. - 12/21/16

Food Business News
Empowering women; a path to larger cocoa crops

Article by Laura Lloyd about Cocoa Life’s strategy towards building success in improving women's roles and status in cocoa production in Ivory Coast and Ghana. The article highlights actions undertaken by Cocoa Life to improve gender equality among cocoa farmers in Ghana including training women working on cocoa farms, increasing their access to farm inputs, land ownership and membership to farmer groups. - 12/12/16

The Guardian
Child labour is part of most of what we buy today: what can we do?

Article by Annie Kelly on the Guardian Sustainable business hub on how child labor is still present in many of the world’s largest global commodities, from gold, coffee, tobacco and bananas to sugarcane, cotton and rubber. - 11/24/16

Huffington Post
$400Million Cocoa Investment Aims To Tackle Poverty And Empower Farmers

Fairtrade will now partner with Cocoa Life in an expansion of its $400 million sustainability programme across Cadbury brands meaning that by 2019 five times as much Cadbury chocolate in the UK and Ireland will be made with sustainably sourced cocoa. - 11/22/16

Confectionery News
‘Next stage of evolution’: Mondelēz teams with Fairtrade to expand Cocoa Life to Cadbury brand

Mondelēz International has partnered with Fairtrade to grow the chocolate maker’s own program Cocoa Life to cover all Cadbury products in the UK & Ireland. - 11/17/16

The Hindu
Mondelez India helps expand cocoa footprint

Article by A.D Rangarajan on how cocoa, once considered an alien crop, has now expanded its footprint in south India where Cocoa Life is implementing its program. - 10/06/16

Lebensmittel Zeitung
Fitness für Farmer

Artikel von Christiane Düthmann über Cocoa Life, den Zielen zur Nachhaltigkeit und die Fortschritte, die bereits mit Cocoa Life erreicht wurden und wie dies gemessen wird. - 08/26/16

Business Fights Poverty
Empower A Woman And A Whole Community Will Thrive

Article by Cathy Pieters, Director of Cocoa Life. To increase the income of cocoa farming families women should receive equal access to land, finance, training and inputs. - 08/11/16

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