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Cocoa Life - 2020 Snacking Made Right report

With the launch of Mondelēz International’s 2020 Snacking Made Right report, we reflect on Cocoa Life’s progress, impact and scale-up over the last year: a year that has proved to be like no other.

Cocoa Life - Towards climate resilient cocoa communities: Our progress in protecting forests

Mondelēz International’s Cocoa Life program launches ambitious new partnerships to scale up forest conservation and restoration efforts and reduce its carbon impact in cocoa-growing areas. The latest Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) progress report outlines the strides made and challenges faced protecting and restoring forests around Cocoa Life communities in a year shaped by lockdown.

Cocoa Life - Catalyzing impact through public-private partnerships: Our learnings from Musrenbang in Cocoa Life communities in Indonesia

Andi Sitti Asmayanti, Associate Director Sustainability South East Asia at Mondelēz International, shares a paper about the unique community development approach Musrenbang. This paper outlines how Cocoa Life has worked with local partners to integrate the Musrenbang process into the cocoa sustainability program and shares impact learnings from the journey.

Cocoa Life - Providing Critical Support to Cocoa Farmers and Communities to Face COVID-19

A closer look at how Cocoa Life is responding to the pandemic in cocoa growing countries

Cocoa Life - No silver bullets

In partnership with Wageningen University & Research, we are sharing an executive summary paper containing new insights on the topic of living income.

Cocoa Life - Stepping up efforts to help address child labor in West African cocoa communities

Cocoa Life commits to scaling up holistic approach to help address child labor in West African cocoa communities

Cocoa Life - COVID-19: How we are protecting those at the heart of our program

The COVID-19 pandemic is an incredibly serious health challenge that puts some of the world’s most vulnerable people at risk – a group that includes the cocoa farmers registered in our Cocoa Life program and their communities. The health and wellbeing of these communities, our employees, and our partners is our utmost priority at Mondelēz International and Cocoa Life, as we seek to provide an uninterrupted supply of sustainably sourced cocoa for our brands.

Cocoa Life - Investing in quality education for all children in the cocoa sector of Côte d'Ivoire

At Cocoa Life, we have a vision to make cocoa right. We know cocoa communities can only have a thriving future if the rights of children within them are protected, which is why we believe that the work of children is education and play. We are proud to share that, alongside the Ivorian government and industry peers and suppliers, Cocoa Life is investing in early childhood development and access to quality education in Côte d’Ivoire – one of our key cocoa growing countries – through two initiatives led by the Jacobs Foundation: CLEF & ELAN.

Cocoa Life - Two years on: our progress in protecting and restoring forests

Last year we announced our ambitious action plans to protect and restore forests of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana as part of the Cocoa and Forests Initiative (CFI). We even went beyond to include an action plan for our third largest origin country, Indonesia. Today, we’re proud to report the significant progress we have been making since 2018 against our 2022 targets.

Cocoa Life - Five Years of Cocoa Life Empowering Cocoa Farmers in Indonesia

As we come to the end of 2019, we’re proud to be celebrating the first five years of Cocoa Life in Indonesia. We have worked hard to ensure that cocoa, the essential ingredient of chocolate, is made right – by promoting sustainable cocoa farming business, empowering communities to take on their own development and protecting the forests where cocoa grows

Cocoa Life - Lessons on impact: Empowering women for more sustainable cocoa communities

Women’s empowerment is high on the global agenda at the moment, and about time too.

Cocoa Life - Lessons on impact

At Cocoa Life we have been working closely with Ipsos, our research partner, to refine how we measure and evaluate the impact of the program in our cocoa origin countries.

Cocoa Life - Lessons on impact: Applying experimental and quasi-experimental methods in cocoa sustainability program evaluations

Working out whether or not your sustainability program is having the impact you intend is more complex than you might think. There’s heated debate around how to do it best, much of it pointing out that designing a perfect measurement methodology in theory is a lot more straightforward than applying it in practice. With this paper, we add the Cocoa Life perspective to the debate.

Cocoa Life - A major milestone to accelerate our journey

The Cocoa Life Annual Report 2018 highlights the journey so far and outlines the way forward for the Cocoa Life cocoa sustainability program.

Cocoa Life - Action plans to protect and restore forests, with farmers at the heart

Protecting and restoring forests with farmers at the heart

Cocoa Life - Celebrating 10 years of Cocoa Life in Ghana

This year marks 10 years since we started working on making cocoa sustainable in Ghana…

Cocoa Life - Growing sustainable cocoa in the heart of the Amazon

We are expanding the Cocoa Life program to empower at least 500 cocoa farmers and 1000 families in the north region of Brazil...

Cocoa Life - Pioneering forest protection work in Cote D’Ivoire

At Cocoa Life, combatting deforestation is a key priority built into our program. Our forests support the production of our cocoa.

Cocoa Life - Growing opportunities for women within cocoa communities

We are passionate about empowering women within Cocoa Life’s communities. This is because we care about these women and because it makes good ...

Cocoa Life - Every Day Against Child Labor - Our interventions in Ghana

Today is World Day Against Child Labor-an important awareness day to ensure more people understand what child labor is, as well as how and where it's happening.