Mondelez launches cocoa life sustainability program in Cote d'Ivoire

Mondelez and Toblerone and Lacta announced an agreement with the Ivorian government's Conseil du Cafe Cacao to help farmers increase sustainable cocoa production and create thriving communities in Cote d'Ivoire. Non-governmental organization CARE International will lead Cocoa Life projects in Ivorian cocoa communities through 2016. As part of the agreement, Mondelez International's Cocoa Life has begun a pilot program in Cote d'Ivoire with CARE International working in 11 villages to help nearly 4,000 farmers boost their cocoa-growing productivity and improve the livelihoods of nearly 40,000 community members.