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Towards climate-friendly cacao supply chains

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Indonesia is the world’s third largest producer of cocoa, which is made from cacao beans, after Ivory Coast and Ghana. According to Indonesia’s central statistics agency, the country produced 710,000 tonnes of cacao beans in 2014, of which 91 per cent came from smallholders. But while the demand for chocolates is on the rise, the rate of greenhouse gas emissions in Indonesia’s cacao plantations is increasing.

Carbon insetting is a process that requires embedding sustainable activities within the direct supply chain of large companies, allowing them to invest on the improvement of agricultural activities as part of the supply chain.

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