“Much of the cocoa that’s consumed around the world does not originate in highly biodiverse primary rainforests,” says Eric Servat, the Rainforest Alliance’s manager of sustainable value chains for Southern Europe.
In Indonesia, cocoa is now booming: production is rising and the world’s largest traders and processors are expanding operations. But can Indonesia’s farmers ride this wave sustainably and avoid a bust that may threaten their livelihoods?
Stephen Girasuolo and a team of three British filmmakers headed to Côte d’Ivoire to capture the story of cocoa farmer Adrien Koffi Kouadio.
In March, the Rainforest Alliance team headed to Natural Products Expo West—the nation’s largest tradeshow for natural, organic and healthy products—to promote certification and meet with some of the forward-thinking companies sourcing ingredients from Rainforest Alliance Certified™ farms. We asked representatives from Balance Bar®, Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier and Endangered Species Chocolate to discuss why they …