The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals are our guide to creating a sustainable future for the world. These goals address global issues we’re currently facing. Choco4Peace targets six of these goals specifically.
End poverty in all its forms everywhere.” Choco4Peace’s program guarantees a premium for all cacao produced and sold within our network. Additionally, we increase the farm gate price for cacao production for all members. Lastly, to meet this goal, Choco4Peace will increase the revenue of cacao producers within our program by 50%.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.” Choco4Peace’s economic network provides previously isolated farmers with access to markets and financial services, furthering economic growth by connecting producers to markets in order to fulfill demand. Our program also promotes support for farming families, who will have the stable income necessary to keep food on the table and raise healthy children. Of the tools provided to cacao producers who enter into our network, proper training on the implementation of more sustainable and ethical practices is included, providing farmers with a safe work environment. 100% of the farmers within our program are ensured access to the technology necessary to bring about economic growth and a stable work environment
Responsible Consumption and Production: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
Choco4Peace’s vision includes several goals prioritizing sustainability and responsible habits along our supply chain. By 2020, 100% of cacao beans cultivated, traded and sold using blockchain technology will be completely traceable. By 2025, at least 50% of producers within our ecosystem will be involved in processes to obtain certification in sustainable practices, at least 20% of our producers will be already cultivating with certification in sustainable practices, and 50% of land used within our ecosystem will be under sustainable practices.
Climate Action: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Choco4Peace is combating climate change by promoting good agricultural practices to all the farmers within our economic network. Our program also will include the management of all chemicals and waste throughout the cycle through the implementation of our own water and waste management program, in accordance with international guidelines. By 2025, 600 hectares of land will be cultivated under agroforestry practices.
Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies.” By supplementing the Colombian government’s effort to help farmers transition to cacao cultivation with revenue from the private sector, Choco4Peace is committed to building peace within Colombia and greater Latin America by reducing contribution to the coca sector, while promoting economic growth through the cacao sector. With more farmers cultivating cacao and enjoying economic stability, Choco4Peace contributes to the construction of peace within Colombia, from which will follow justice and strong institutions.