Supporting smallholder cocoa farmers in the Philippines
Kennemer Foods International, Inc. (KFI) is a producer and marketer of food and agricultural products, specializing in the growing, sourcing and trading of high-quality agricultural crops, especially fermented cacao beans. The company based in the Philippines, is committed to rural development by promoting market transparency, providing fair value pricing for produce and implementing sustainable farming practices. The company's program encompasses the complete agricultural value chain from planting materials, training, agri-technology to market.
Kennemer has created an initiative to integrate 35,000 smallholder farmers into their value chain by 2020. It is estimated that by supporting the smallholder cocoa farmers in their production efforts, they will help farmers increase their incomes by an estimated $3600 per year. In addition, going forward, the company plans to train and certify 1,300 cocoa doctors in the Philippines by 2020.