The benefits for the farmer who adheres to our programme:
Professional development of farming organisations
We offer practical and theoretical support to the farmer who gains in qualifications, but the farming organisations are better structured too, valorising, as a result, the entire production chain.
Harvest yield increase
The transmission of farming know-how will improve the cocoa plantations, increasing their yields and improving the quality of the cocoa beans. The farmer will spend less time labouring, but will harvest more cocoa.
Increase in income
The farmer that supplies fresh cocoa, supplies a superior quality of cocoa bean that has a better price. In addition he will also receive a bonus for Rainforest Alliance certified beans.
Work conditions are improved as the farmer has only to take care of the harvest and shelling of his cocoa beans. He can now spend more time looking after his plantation. Thanks also to certain projects initiated by the PACTS centres and their partner cooperatives to improve farmers’ lifestyle it is not only the farmers, but their families that benefit.