Cocoa & Forests Initiative

is an active commitment of top cocoa-producing countries with leading chocolate and cocoa companies to end deforestation and restore forest areas, through no further conversion of any forest land for cocoa production… 


Forest Protection and Restoration

Conservation of forest reserves, national parks and forested land, as well as restoration of forests that have been degraded by cocoa farm encroachment

Sustainable Production and Farmers Livelihood

Sustainable intensification and diversification of income to increase farmers’ yields and livelihood, to grow “more cocoa on less land” and thereby reduce pressure on forests

Community Engagement and Social Inclusion

Engagement and empowerment of cocoa-growing communities. In particular mitigation of the social impacts and risks of land-use changes on affected cocoa farmers and their communities

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