We are taking actions
During 2018, we started working on Fairtrade certification for our organic cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. We supported our farmers with technical assistance and helped to pre-finance the certification fees. All the farmer cooperatives that we work with in Sierra Leone are now Fairtrade certified. Thanks to the Fairtrade certification, our cocoa farmers receive a Fairtrade Premium, on top of the organic premium.
From February 2021, several trainers from Ecotop Consult have demonstrated best practices concerning cocoa farm maintenance and rehabilitation in our sourcing area in Sierra Leone. Over 300 farmers attended this training and gave many positive reactions. These trained farmers will serve as facilitators in their communities through the Farmer Field School structure and replicate the training to other framers who could not attended.