The vast majority of the over five million farmers from whom we source crops – such as cocoa, coffee, cotton and cashew – operate farms on just one or two hectares in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Indonesia, Turkey and Honduras. Combined with the vagaries of weather, infrastructure and global market pricing, many of them operate on a fine line between success and failure, with little capacity to adapt, let alone grow.
Large-scale farmers, such as those from whom we source onions and garlic in the USA, also face challenges regarding climate change, water security and cost of production.
We report on the goals and targets in the Social Capital section of our Annual Report. Updates include:
We encourage conversation and aim to build connections with those that share our passion for sustainability.