We spend more on our cocoa beans because it’s important to support the farmers and create thriving communities. The Cocoa Horizons Foundation, which is supported by our cocoa supplier, teaches the farmers to grow beans sustainably and responsibly, which improves the farmer’s livelihood. The farmers are not only paid directly, they also are paid a premium. Along with the work to improve access to education, promote child protection, empower women, and address basic health needs such as access to water and sanitation, we feel good about our chocolate.
This a is an initiative which allows the farmers to get a good financial deal whilst also promoting crop rotation over pesticides to boost crop yields amongst many other things it promotes sustainability in the farming community.
Want to know more? head over to their site for an in-depth view of the program.