Discover the stories behind our actions

The work on expanding our sustainable cocoa spans from Côte d'Ivoire to Ecuador. Everything we are doing, from working in cooperation with cocoa-farming families to protecting and restoring forests, aims to drive changes in cocoa-growing regions and create positive impact towards on communities and the environment.

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Béatrice and Roméo’s Story

When Béatrice opened a small store, not being able to read or write impacted business. Enrolling in a Nestlé maternal literacy program transformed not only her life, but the life of her 12 year old son Roméo too.

Farmer Training Program

Engagement with farmers is a key pillar of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan. We work directly with them to address gaps in their knowledge on a wide range of subjects, helping to improve safety, health and livelihoods.

The Benefits of Beekeeping

Work can be seasonal for cocoa farmers in West Africa, with incomes slowing down outside of harvest periods. Beekeeping can give communities a low-space and low-expense source of additional income.

Adissa And Emmanuella’s School Story

Adissa and Emmanuella had never attended school. As part of the Nestlé Cocoa Plan, we support access to education by developing bridge schools. Follow their education journey here.

Giving Cocoa Trees The Shade They Need

Shade trees stand as a sunblock for cocoa, allowing for moisture-rich crop spaces. So we’re distributing shade trees to cocoa farmers such as Dominic, who shares that “the results are clear for all to see.”

Protecting and Restoring the West Africa’s Cavally Forest

The Cavally Forest Reserve is one of the largest of 234 classified forests in Côte d’Ivoire. In 2020, Nestlé began working alongside local people to protect and restore this dense landscape with great results.