Ivory Coast cocoa farmers to give beans for fertilizer

04/9/2013 | Reuters

Chocolate companies Barry Callebaut, Mars and Cargill are giving fertilizer to Ivory Coast cocoa farmers. "The idea is that cocoa companies in the future will pre-finance fertilizer for the farmers and the farmers will pay back with cocoa beans, which they can, through their increased yields," said Daan de Wit, spokesman for IDH, the Sustainable Trade Initiative.

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