Barry Callebaut has paid €2.4 million in premiums for Rainforest Alliance certified cocoa. This payment will benefit 45 cocoa cooperatives and more than 12,000 farmers in Côte d’Ivoire. Farmers receive half of the premium while the other half is retained by the cooperative and used to provide services to its farmer members or for community facilities. The farmers and cooperatives received the premium payments for the delivery of more than 15,000 metric tonnes of certified cocoa during the 2011/12 cocoa season.
Source: Confectionery Production