Kuapa Kokoo Action Plan Narrative – May 2020
A message from Samuel Adimado – Managing Director, Kuapa Kokoo Limited
Lack of knowledge on the benefits of keeping trees for shade in cocoa farms have resulted in the loss of huge hectares of tropical forests each year. Environmentally friendly practices; one of the major hall marks of Kuapa Kokoo can really boost cocoa production. Farming Systems that promotes sustainable production, environmental protection, avoidance of deforestation, improvement of sustainable soil fertility, prevention and avoidance of child labour and improved livelihood and strategic partnership has brought Kuapa Kokoo this far. It is for these and many other reasons that we see our collaboration with the Cocoa and Forest Initiative (CFI) as a great means to an end; deepening our quest and commitment to good environmental practices and sustainability of humanity at large.
On behalf of the Kuapa Kokoo family (Members, Executive council and management) together with Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) our Corporate affairs managers, We pledge our unflinching support to CFI and its ideals and therefore call on all other partners who share the vision of forest protection and restoration, sustainable production, improved livelihoods, social and community engagements, to join us in making the world a better place.
We will continue to do our part to protect biodiversity and the environment with trust in dynamic agroforestry systems. We know that our farmers’ lives and the growth of our organization depend on how we protect the environment where we produce the cocoa beans. The time to act and live our words on environmental and sustainable production is now. We call on industry players to support this laudable initiative.