Over 85% of Ghirardelli cocoa beans are sourced through the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program.

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Farmer organization and traceability is the base for all activities to improve the farmers’ and communities’ livelihoods. Lindt & Sprüngli wants to know who grows the cocoa and what the conditions on the ground are to be able to support the farmers and communities according to their needs.

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Lindt & Sprüngli sources 100% of its West African cocoa bean supply from Ghana because of the high quality of cocoa beans in the region.


Training and capacity building activities include good agricultural practices (crop protection, harvesting, post harvesting), good environmental practices (biodiversity, protection of the environment) and good business practices (professionalization of the business).

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More than 45,000 farmers participate in the Lindt & Sprüngli farming program.

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Farmer investments and community development activities include access to planting appliances in farm shops, personal protective equipment such as gloves and goggles, access to planting appliances in farm shops, nurseries with new cocoa plants and demonstration plots. Community Development includes wells and boreholes, Village Resource Centers, access to information and communication technology infrastructure, mosquito nets for malaria protection and reconstruction of a school.

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Lindt & Sprüngli invested over 20 village resource centers providing access to the internet for schools to enhance student education and training for farmers.


Lindt & Sprüngli strengthens the farming program through internal monitoring to measure continuous progress, external audits to enable the progress made to be verified and corrective actions if indicated.

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Lindt & Sprüngli invested over 38,000Malaria nets for mosquito protection.

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