For the past eight years, Barry Callebaut has been buying all of Biolands’ cocoa.
The Biolands enterprise is one of the largest organic smallholder cocoa programmes in the world. Starting in Tanzania in 1999, Biolands has worked directly with smallholder farmers to ensure fair prices are paid to the farmers in order to improve the quality of cocoa and the farmers’ quality of life.
This approach guarantees full traceability for every bag of cocoa sold by the 20,000 participating farmers, enabling consumers to know this cocoa has been produced in a sustainable and responsible manner. Biolands cocoa is certified organic by Swiss-based Institute for Marketecology IMO.
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