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“Investing in quality education and early childhood development in cocoa-growing communities is foundational to achieving a sustainable cocoa supply chain where human rights are respected and cocoa farmers and their families have the opportunity to thrive. The CLEF and ELAN initiatives represent a major opportunity to expand our collaboration with the Jacobs Foundation whose robust expertise and well-established presence in Côte d’Ivoire will support our approach aimed at protecting children through access to quality education, driving towards better long-term futures for children in cocoa-growing communities.”
John Ament – Global Vice President Cocoa, Mars Wrigley