With chocolate bars with additions such as: Cornflakes, Corn Tortilla Chips and Biscuits and Nuts, not to mention their Cocoa workshop for kids, museum, unique take on sustainability; yes, this will be a very inspiring paper and a truly unique case study from one of the leaders in their field.
Kennedy’s have teamed up with The Fairtrade Foundation this year to fly in for you and direct from the Ivory Coast, a man who is a cocoa farmer (his first time in the UK), who will provide and speak for the first time – delivering a fascinating insight into his life as a cocoa farmer.
Taco is also involved in the company’s global strategy and is well placed to provide insight into the development of Cargill’s programmes.
Programmes that are working in cooperation with farmers’ organisations and suppliers in origin countries.
Sophi takes you through her unique insight into the future in cocoa farming from the farmer’s perspective, and what it will take for cocoa farming to become sustainable.
She shows us how Divine’s unique farmer-owned business model is addressing these issues, and delivering profits, knowledge and power to cocoa farming men and women in Ghana.
We are delighted to welcome Ritter Sport to our 2016 panel of speakers.
Ritter Sport was founded in 1912 and operates in over 103 countries with 1200 employees and a turnover of over 380m Euros.
Kennedy’s read the full report, and we were greatly encouraged to discover that seemingly no stones have been unturned; specifically, it revealed some intriguing new discoveries that have come to light, including: the effects of lower women’s pay on production, family size ratios to farm sizes, tree preservation, child labour issues, and a good deal more.
These issues are all of critical importance, of course, but despite the progress made thus far, Cargill still concedes that there is a great deal more that can be done to help overcome these problems.
Taco joined Cargill in 2000, starting on the cocoa trade desk in the Netherlands, later becoming Commercial Manager during the start-up and commissioning phase of Cargill’s new cocoa processing plant in Tema, Ghana.