GROWING IMPACT, DRIVING CHANGE

Our activities

Areas of focus

To address the challenges and achieve real progress, the Foundation’s solutions-based approach aligns with the industry’s CocoaAction strategy and focuses on three areas: productivitycommunity and environment.

Productivity:

Prospering Farmers

Environment:

No deforestation & carbon positive

Community:

Zero child labor

The challenges include limited knowledge of good agricultural practices, aging farms and depleted soil; limited access to education, medical facilities, and safe drinking water; and lack of financing options, infrastructure, and transportation.

The Cocoa Horizons Foundation helps to create self-driven and self-sustaining cocoa communities. The program is currently present in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon.

Understanding needs

It’s important that we directly collaborate with farmers to better understand the daily challenges they face. This ensures that our programs address the complex issues affecting communities and are tailored to local needs and circumstances.

Pooling resources

By pooling investments from the purchase of HORIZONS products and third-party donations with Barry Callebaut contributions, we will achieve economies of scale to go further. Together we can generate more impact from every productivity and community initiative we invest in; effectively and efficiently driving meaningful change.

Helping drive demand

We aim to scale impact by enabling brands to make sustainably sourced chocolate and cocoa irresistible to consumers. To achieve this, we will provide them with stories about improved lives and better farming techniques to help them drive demand. Because doing things the right way tastes better.