HELPING COCOA FARMERS THRIVE
Building healthy, sustainable futures
coaching for 50,000 farmers
farmers improve incomes
on cocoa crop diseases
At the heart of our Galaxy® brand are the communities that make it possible.
Cocoa is not only one of the key ingredients of our world-renowned chocolate brands, but it is also central to the livelihoods of an estimated 350,000 cocoa farmers in our global supply chain. We depend on cocoa farming communities, and this mutual relationship drives us to continuously strive to create a responsible cocoa supply chain where human rights are respected, the environment is protected, and everyone has the opportunity to thrive.
To help achieve sustainable livelihoods for smallholder farmers, we buy cocoa that is independently verified as sourced from Rainforest Alliance Certified* farms.
Through our suppliers, we’re also helping farmers to develop new skills and improve their incomes. In Indonesia, for example, cocoa coaching was given to over 20,000 farmers through a network of cocoa specialists.
The use of good agricultural practices helps farmers grow their business, while defining and piloting new models helps them diversify their crops and improve incomes.
Then there’s the cutting-edge research we’re financing to help prevent the spread of devastating cocoa crop diseases.
Our aim is to make sure that our chocolate is made fairly and responsibly so that it’s doing good as well as tasting good.
*We source Rainforest Alliance Certified cocoa under the mass balance method. Find out more about mass balance sourcing at ra.org/mb
We’re passionate about the places that bring us the best cocoa beans, so we are committed to ensuring we support them in building healthy, sustainable futures for their people.
Meet Pak Alexander
“Since becoming a Cocoa Doctor and implementing the productivity training my farm has flourished. I was able to triple my cocoa harvest. Now I’m sharing my success with other farmers – I hope they can triple productivity too.” Pak Alexander, Cocoa Doctor
Helping farmers increase their yields and income
Meet some of the cocoa farmers we’re working with through our suppliers and see how we’re striving to create a sustainable supply chain where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.