Cargill and Mondelēz team up on Indonesia cocoa sustainability
Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business will collaborate with Mondelēz International on the introduction of a new two-and-a-half-year programme in Indonesia, aimed at improving the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers and driving sustainability in their farming practices. In all, 6,000 farmers and their families in two districts of Southeast Sulawesi, in the centre of the country, will benefit from the new project. It is supported by a grant from the Millennium Challenge Account, which has match-funded the investment of Mondelēz International and Cargill.
The program will deliver training in good agricultural practices to improve knowledge and boost productivity, while improving environmental practices to reduce the carbon footprint of cocoa farming. There also will be nutrition training and the creation of vegetable gardens to encourage food diversification and extra incomes for households.
The partnership forms part of Mondelēz’s Cocoa Life programme. It also reflects the priorities of the Cargill Cocoa Promise, which represents a commitment to improving the livelihoods of farmers, their families and their communities, and, in doing so, securing a long-term supply of cocoa.