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Barry Callebaut and Cameroon intensify collaboration to support young cocoa farmers

Barry Callebaut and Cameroon intensify collaboration to support young cocoa farmers

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Driving a sustainable cocoa farming model in Cameroon
  • Barry Callebaut and Cameroon signed a letter of intent for the development of a model for sustainable cocoa farming and income diversification initiatives as well as improve cocoa volumes through sharing productivity best practices
  • Signatories will particularly focus on supporting the next generation of cocoa farmers in Cameroon through the NEW GENERATION program initiated by the CICC

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, and the government of Cameroon signed a letter of intent May 23, to intensify the cooperation on sustainable cocoa farming, in particular, supporting the next generation of cocoa farmers. Barry Callebaut and the Cameroon government aim to support the next generation of cocoa farmers from Cameroon through the NEW GENERATION* program by establishing access to family farm plots, training, inputs, financing and equipment acquisition.

In addition, the focus will be on cocoa farmer income diversification programs, by promoting, next to cocoa farming, the cultivation of other agricultural products and the marketing of these products.

The Cameroon NEW GENERATION program was initiated by the Cameroon Cocoa and Coffee Interprofessional Council (CICC) to eliminate those barriers that are currently stopping many young Cameroonians from succeeding their parents in cocoa farming. The program aims for the establishment of Centres of Excellence for post-harvest treatment, as well as the systematization of good agriculture and post-harvest practices.

 “Without cocoa farmers, there is no chocolate. By combining the expertise and resources on the ground from the CICC and Barry Callebaut we want to accelerate the progress towards a sustainable cocoa farming sector, in order for cocoa farming to remain an attractive professional future for young Cameroonians.” 

Antoine de Saint-Affrique, CEO, Barry Callebaut
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