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Sustainable Cocoa Farming

Purdys Chocolatier is committed to improving cocoa sustainability throughout the world, and understands the significance of actively working with other organizations to have the greatest impact for positive change.

Purdys is proud to be a member of World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), an organization that supports cocoa farmers and their families worldwide. WCF programs raise farmer incomes, encourage responsible, sustainable cocoa farming and strengthen communities. Read about the great initiatives taking place through World Cocoa Foundation.

Purdys Chocolatier is also pleased to partner with Winrock International, a non-profit organization that works with people around the world to increase economic opportunity, sustain natural resources, and protect the environment.


About Winrock International and the CLASSE Program
page_th_about_winrock.jpg Child Labor Alternatives through Sustainable Systems in Education

With support from Purdys Chocolatier, Winrock International is implementing an innovative child labor prevention program that improves educational capacity in cocoa-growing communities in Côte d'Ivoire.


Purdys is providing financial support for vocational training, youth summer camps, scholarships, and micro loans, as well as technical training for cocoa farmers and their families in Côte d'Ivoire, Africa. Find more information about the great initiatives taking place through Winrock International.


Recent News
Purdy's CLASSE Program Latest Update Purdy's CLASSE Program Latest Update

Child Labor Alternatives through Sustainable Systems in Education II - Quarterly & Final Report: October - December 2013

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PDF October - December 2012 Program Update
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PDF January - March 2012 Program Update
PDF October - December 2011 Program Update
PDF July - September 2011 Program Update
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PDF January - March 2011 Program Update
PDF October - December 2010 Program Update
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PDF April - June 2010 Program Update
PDF January - March 2010 Program Update
PDF October - December 2009 Program Update
PDF July - September 2009 Program Update
PDF December 2008 Program Update
PDF July 2008 Early Achievements

Here in Canada, Purdys is also an active member of Confectionery Manufacturers Association of Canada (CMAC), an association involved with numerous aspects of the Canadian confectionery business, including the ethical issues of cocoa farming in cocoa growing communities worldwide. Read about the great initiatives taking place through CMAC.



The Journey of Cocoa

How Chocolate is Made

How Cocoa is Grown



Fermentation



Drying



Sustainable Cocoa Farming




Purdy's Commitment


Climate Smart

Exchange visits across satalite communities encourage members to share best practices and learn from each others experiences
Exchange visits across satellite communities encourage members to share best practices and learn from each others experiences

Recent graduates of the CLASSE women's business training
Recent graduates of the CLASSE women's business training


OSY assist in the planting of cocoa seedlings on school demonstration plots
OSY assist in the planting of cocoa seedlings on school demonstration plots


Mr. Lambert Aba next to one of his cocoa plants which reaches 1.70m tall.
Mr. Lambert Aba next to one of his cocoa plants which reaches 1.70m tall.