Nestlé is working with over 17,000 farmers within the cocoa belt in Ghana. The farmers are being trained in the requirements of UTZ certification, and this covers improving productivity, health and safety, environment and labour standards.
The Nestlé Cocoa Plan has completed many social projects in the communities, including three schools, seven water pumps and several village resource centres (improving education with computers in schools).
In July 2018, Nestlé together with Cocoanect and Ecom Agro industrial Corp Ltd launched a premium package for cocoa farmers. This included materials such as wellington boots, tools, pruning supplies and solar television sets in their commitment towards fulfilling NCP key pillars – Better Farming, Better Cocoa, Better Lives.