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Cocoa Research Finds a Place in the Global Health Dialogue
Date:10/6/2009

ties working on a broad range of issues in cocoa. Lessons learned at the center have benefited farmers around the globe.

"There's a lot to learn about cocoa as a crop, especially since cocoa supply and demand has increased steadily over the past century," said Peter van Grinsven, cocoa sustainability manager at Mars, Incorporated, which helped sponsor the ICN symposium. "By advocating for sustainable cocoa farming systems we can contribute positively to future health goals." Cocoa is grown around the globe in hot and humid climates - 20 degrees north or south of the equator. Using sustainable farming systems in these communities can not only help maintain crop supply, but it could also affect global health, beyond the benefits of the cocoa itself by:

  • promoting responsible land use and crop diversification (cash and food crops) and farming strategies that negate the needs to abandon ageing farms and cultivate new lands,
  • generating funds to invest in (rural) communities for education, sanitation, health services and general infrastructure,
  • helping cocoa farmers become the 'local market' for food crop farmers, and
  • contributing to carbon sequestering.

Mars Cocoa Commitment

As a family-owned business, Mars, Incorporated's approach has always been hands-on and holistic. The company works closely with native cocoa farmers, pursuing the best ways to plant, cultivate and harvest their fruit - ultimately increasing the profitability and improving the quality of life for local communities.

Through involvement in programs like the Cocoa Sustainability Partnership (CSP) in Southeast Asia, Mars is helping to deliver a cocoa revitalization program that not only educates and supports cocoa farmers, but is also helping to planting millions of cocoa trees over the next few years in cocoa growing regions. . .enabling these communities to thrive. This is all part of the Mars, Incorp
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