What: FREE Webinar
When: Now Available On-Demand
Can Today’s Cocoa Sustainability Efforts Succeed?
Sustainability programs and promises are almost as common today as the ubiquitous chocolate bar. The commitments to certified chocolate products from multinational chocolate manufacturers such as Mars, Hershey, Nestle, Ferrero, Mondelez International and others as well as increased funding to encourage sustainable practices by cocoa and chocolate processing companies such as Barry Callebaut, Cargill, Guittard, Blommer Chocolate and Olam International, bode well for ensuring the continued future health and growth of cocoa-growing areas. But is this enough? As demand for chocolate grows in developing markets, can the existing cocoa-growing regions meet the supply-side challenge? Bettering the economics for small farmers in Africa, Asia, South and Central America requires a comprehensive and holistic approach, one that takes into account improving agricultural practices, enhancing supply chain infrastructures, expanding community services, boosting farmer incomes and taking advantage of evolving technologies.
Key players in the cocoa and chocolate processing world who are engaged in preserving chocolate for future generations will address these issues in this webinar. Processors will provide case histories of how their sustainability programs are making an impact in cocoa-growing regions throughout the world. Webinar attendees will gain insights on current and future programs aimed at communicating best practices, from the researcher in the lab to the farmer in the field, from the middleman storing cocoa to the marketer selling chocolate.
This webinar will address:
- Execution: Are commitments to certified chocolate products and sustainability initiatives enough?
- Demand: Can existing cocoa-growing regions meet supply-side challenges as demand grows in developing markets?
- Sustainability: How sustainability programs are making an impact on cocoa-growing regions.
- Best practices: How best practices are communicated across the sector, from researchers to farmers in the field and everyone in between.