First Chocolate Bonus redistributed to farmers in Vietnam
We believe cocoa farmers should have a better share of the profits made on chocolate. 2016 was the first full year of the Chocolate Bonus implementation, after a pilot year in 2015. 80% of the farmers are part of the program so far. With the help of our customers who purchased Cacao-Trace chocolate, we managed to distribute $136.235 to 2218 farmers and collectors in Vietnam. The cash distribution took place 3 times in the presence of farmers, the Puratos team and external auditors. The Next Generation Foundation is expected to collect more and more Chocolate Bonus from the sale of Cacao-Trace certified items in the years to come.