How do we know our work with cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire is improving lives, lands and livelihoods?
We commissioned the Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA) to conduct on-the-ground research in the West African country. In 2009, and again in 2011, COSA scientists collected data at Rainforest Alliance Certified and non-certified farms, representing a total of 452 farm visits. Their research revealed an assortment of changes on Rainforest Alliance Certified farms in the world’s largest cocoa producing nation:
Want to learn more? Meet an Ivoirian farmer benefiting from Rainforest Alliance certification.