Helping the next generation

Together for better farming

Together for better farming

Cacao-Trace answers directly to the need for a more sustainable and transparent cocoa supply chain. Technical support and coaching, delivered on the farms and in Cacao-Trace post-harvest centers, helps cocoa farmers to diversify their income, increase their yields and the quality of their beans. By working alongside them to further professionalize their farm management skills and environmental protection techniques, Cacao-Trace empowers cocoa farmers to obtain the highest possible income and to manage their plantations with greater autonomy. And with the Chocolate Bonus, chocolate lovers around the world can have a direct impact on the lives of cocoa farmers too.

An extra bonus when you buy Cacao-Trace chocolate

An extra bonus for cocoa farmers

With the unique Chocolate Bonus, which is given on top of premium pricing and other initiatives, Cacao-Trace strives to improve the imbalance in profit-sharing throughout the value chain. It’s a way in which chocolate lovers around the world can make a really positive difference to the lives of our cocoa farmers. When you buy Cacao-Trace chocolate products you are supporting the long-term supply of chocolate, while directly helping to reduce poverty levels of cocoa farmers. For every kilo of chocolate purchased, Cacao-Trace pays a “Chocolate Bonus” of €0.10 back to cocoa farmer communities. Today, this adds up to the equivalent of 1 or 2 extra months of minimum salary. This means that they get fair share from the great chocolate they’ve helped create.

A quality premium for superior cocoa

A quality premium for superior cocoa

Cacao-Trace offers cocoa farmers an additional incentive: a premium linked to the quality of their cocoa beans. Improving the quality of their cocoa beans means that the more the farmer earns, the more motivated they will be to continue growing better quality cocoa beans. And by earning more, farmers are able to invest in their farms, skills and families.

Building confidence through supply chain transparency & traceability

Building confidence through supply chain transparency & traceability

Cacao-Trace stands for quality, traceable, sustainable cocoa beans. Continuous improvement is embedded into the programme and validated through independent, third-party audits.

 

By purchasing Cacao-Trace chocolate you are helping to improve the lives of cocoa farmers and their families. Controlled separation of Cacao-Trace cocoa from other cocoa beans throughout the supply chain – all the way from harvesting through to processing – guarantees the physical traceability of all Cacao-Trace chocolate.