As any kid who celebrates Halloween knows, donning a silly costume may be fun, but the best part of Halloween is the candy–chocolate, to be exact. That’s why Halloween is a great time to introduce kids to a farmer who grows cocoa for chocolate production on his Rainforest Alliance Certified (TM) farm in Côte d’Ivoire.
For some parents, the scariest part of Halloween are the sugar highs–and lows–that comes along with trick-or-treating. But this candy-filled holiday also offers a wonderful opportunity to teach your adorable little goblins about how the best treat of all (chocolate, of course) is connected to the rainforest.
As some of the biggest consumers of chocolate, the Dutch have the power to affect conditions in cocoa-growing countries like Costa Rica–and they are rising to the occasion.
The World Cocoa Conference’s theme this year is “Towards a Sustainable World Cocoa Economy: Mapping Progress Along the Road,” reflecting the growing recognition of sustainability as vital to the industry’s future.