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Gates Foundation, Partners Pledge $90 Million to Boost Incomes of Small Farmers in Africa

Author: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Published on: 20 February 2009

The cocoa project aims to increase farming household incomes through improved farmer knowledge and productivity, better cocoa quality, crop diversification, and improved supply chain efficiencies. The five-year project will reach approximately 200,000 smallholder cocoa farming households in Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, and Nigeria and aims to help farmers double their incomes. The project will complement the broader work of the World Cocoa Foundation...Financial and in-kind contributions for the cocoa project come from...Hershey Company, Kraft Foods...Mars...Archer Daniels Midland...Barry Callebaut...Blommer Chocolate Company, and Cargill...Armajaro, Ecom-Agrocacao, Olam International...Starbucks...

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Related companies: Archer Daniels Midland Barry Callebaut Blommer Chocolate Cargill Hershey Kraft Foods (now Kraft Heinz) Olam