Barry Callebaut celebrates sustainable cocoa certification for more than 7,000 farmers in Sulawesi
Barry Callebaut announced that it has issued premium payments for UTZ certification to more than 7,000 farmers in Polman, Sulawesi (Indonesia). Barry Callebaut supports these farmers with training, sourcing and distribution of premiums for their production of UTZ certified sustainable cocoa beans. UTZ stands for sustainable farming and better opportunities for farmers, their families and our planet.
Through the various sustainability activities, cocoa farmers in Polman are growing better crops, increasing their yields without the need to expand their farms, generating more income and creating better opportunities while safeguarding the environment and securing the earth’s natural resources. By producing UTZ certified cocoa, these farmers also received premium payments for their certified sustainable cocoa.
In January this year, the UTZ premium payments were presented to a group of cocoa farmers at a celebration in Polman witnessed by dignitaries, local officials and representatives from government agencies. The presence of the Regent (mayor) at the event demonstrated the importance on the well-beings of these cocoa farmers in the Polman regency.