Cocoa Trace – The future of the cocoa industry depends on the supply of cocoa
Although cocoa-based products are becoming increasingly popular with consumers, cocoa farmers are still unable to live a full life, due to economic, environmental and social challenges.
The potential yield of cocoa can be up to 2,000 kg per hectare per year, but most of the cocoa gardens are small in scale and yield only an average plant of 500 kg per hectare per year. In the process of cultivation, farmers may face many difficulties such as diseases, poor nutrition, climate change, lack of cultivation skills as well as post harvest handling capacity. This leads to low quality cocoa, low selling price and unsustainable income which can lead to shortage of cocoa production in the future.
Challenging the Cocoa industry in Vietnam
(Source: Puratos Grand-Place Indochina)
The Cocoa-Trace Program is the solution to the problem of sustainable cocoa supply. Cocoa Trace’s approach is based on a combination of environmental, financial and human-centered development, all aimed at enhancing farmers’ knowledge and skills. Coca-Trace focuses on quality, knowledge transfer and farmer training to help them cultivate sustainably and to achieve high productivity, thereby helping farmers to live better lives and to grow their supply. High sustainability and traceability.
* Cocoa Trace – is a program run by Puratos Grand-Place Indochina (PGPI). Annually, they are inspected and certified by an independent auditing company.
The Cocoa Trace program will help producers to work closely with farmers to ensure that cocoa is of the highest quality. The staff will share their expertise and experience in cultivation, with the aim of increasing productivity, increasing cocoa quality and protecting the environment.
This model benefits both parties: The higher the farmer earns on his merit, in return the producer earns the best quality cocoa.
The value of Cacao Trace program
(Source: Puratos Grand-Place Indochina)
The difference of Cocoa Trace is the “Chocolate Bonus” program.
In the past, farmers have suffered from the differentiation in profit sharing from the cocoa supply chain. The average selling price of a chocolate bar in developed countries often exceeds the weekly income of cocoa farmers. In addition, the limited access to modern and environmentally friendly farming techniques to improve yields has led to the sad conclusion that while demand for chocolates is increasing, quality cocoa is increasingly scarce.
In support of the Cocoa-Trace model, PGPI has established a Chocolate Bonus program, committed to every kilo of chocolate sold on the market, the farmer will receive a 10 cent reward. Therefore, when buying cocoa bean products produced under Cocoa-Trace standards, consumers are contributing to the sustainable supply of cocoa and improving the lives of farmers.
This activity demonstrates PGPI’s belief in sustainable development, which is a beneficial relationship for all stakeholders in the cocoa supply chain: from farmers, producers chocolate, distributors to consumers.
This award is given to farmers in the most transparent and clear way. This activity guarantees the farmers’ income, gives them better life and encourages the next generation of farmers to grow cocoa.
Vietnam Cacao & Puratos Grand-Place Indochina (PGPI) – 10 years of cooperation & development
One of the leading missions of Vietnamcacao is “Serving the interests of Cocoa growers in Vietnam” so we are proud to be the companion of Cocoa Trace program for the past 10 years. With the desire to create spiritual values for consumers, Vietnamcacao has been using cocoa-based chocolate as a raw material for processing products of Vinacacao.
Therefore, when you buy any product of Vietnam cacao means that you are contributing to protect the sustainable supply of cocoa and help improve the lives of farmers.
“Let Vietnamcacao join hands to improve the lives of farmers in Vietnam, thereby promoting the development of cocoa industry to benefit agro-economy of the country “
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