Cocoa Certification by the NumbersMarch 13, 2013
How do we know our work with cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire is improving lives, lands and livelihoods?
We commissioned the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) to conduct on-the-ground research in the West African country. In 2009, and again in 2011, COSA scientists collected data at Rainforest Alliance Certified and non-certified farms, representing a total of 452 farm visits. Their research revealed an assortment of changes on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in the world’s largest cocoa producing nation:
Want to learn more? Meet an Ivoirian farmer benefiting from Rainforest Alliance certification.