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Barry Callebaut Opens Ivory Coast Farmer Training Center

July 11, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Pacobo, Ivory Coast — Barry Callebaut AG inaugurated its new Cocoa Center of Excellence in Ivory Coast yesterday and will begin farmer-training programs at the facility this month as part of its Cocoa Horizons sustainability initiative.

The center is equipped with a 30-hectacre “showcase farm,” classrooms, nurseries and fermentation and drying areas, Barry Callebaut claims. Farmers will learn good agricultural practices, post-harvest management techniques, crop diversification, composting, farm rehabilitation and grafting, according to the company, in addition to basic business and social skills related to labor, child protection, education and health.

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