- Hershey and Cargill are teaming up to teach sustainable farming practices to growers in the Ivory Coast.
- The partnership expands Hershey's "Learn to Grow" program, already successful in Nigeria and Ghana, to the world's largest cocoa-producing nation.
- Under the three-year program, some 10,000 farmers associated with seven farmer co-operatives will receive training aimed at helping them win UTZ certification.
Hershey's "Learn to Grow" program is beloved by environmentalists and farmers. The last partnership between Hershey and Cargill, Cocoalink, was shown to have significantly improved the lives of African farmers. In fact, Cocoalink was a major factor in Hershey's recent selection to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.