10 Years of Cocoa Life

In 2022, to celebrate ten years of helping lift the people and protect the landscapes where cocoa grows, the Cocoa Life team launched the ‘10 Stories For 10 Years’ campaign. We spoke to key partners from across the program – from farmers to community members, local co-operative leads to global NGOs, our suppliers to our advisors – to tell 10 stories from the past decade. These stories highlight how Cocoa Life is helping make cocoa sourcing more sustainable in key cocoa-producing countries, and demonstrate how through smart innovation and collaboration, we are helping to make cocoa right.

Farmer poverty remains one of the most prominent and complex challenges faced by cocoa communities across the world. We believe that securing a Living Income — an income that enables a decent standard of living for all members of a household — is a critical enabler to building a sustainable livelihood and tackling this challenge. That’s why developing approaches to strengthen the income portfolio of cocoa farming households has been a priority for our program from day one. These approaches include good agricultural practices (GAP) trainings to improve yields and income from cocoa, training on additional income-generating opportunities, the loyalty premium, training on business management, and access to finance. To learn more about how we have been moving cocoa forward together over the past ten years, you can find the full series here.