Meet two farmers who are part of the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program
Ms. Arthur grows cocoa on 2.5 hectares since 1998. She appreciates the secure source of income. The Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program in Ghana, which she joined in 2013, taught her good agricultural practices. At the same time, her community benefitted from a borehole that supplies clean drinking water. Ms. Arthur would like to see the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program expand to educate other women on lucrative side jobs.
Mr. Chavez Verduga started growing cocoa 24 years ago on the ten hectares of his farm. He appreciates that cocoa is faster in terms of rotation of money compared to oranges, tangerines, and lemons, which he also grows. Like any farmer, Mr. Chavez Verduga is worried about different types of diseases affecting the plants. That is why he likes being part of the Lindt & Sprüngli Farming Program in Ecuador. Since joining the Program in 2014, he has learned and applied various new agricultural techniques, e. g. improved pruning.