Ferrero’s partnership with Save the Children
Ferrero, extending its partnership with Save the Children that was started in 2017, has committed in 2021 to an €8 million project to last 5 years that is expected to directly benefit 37,000 children and adults. The holistic programme will strengthen child protection systems, increase access to quality education and nutrition, support community development and empower women and adolescents.
Partnering with ECOOKIM
For many years, Ferrero has partnered with the Entreprise Coopérative Kimbre, or ECOOKIM, a farming cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire to improve farming and farmers' incomes and community support. An important element of the support that this programme brings is supporting women empowerment. The cooperative has involved women’s groups in setting up tree nurseries, which nurture a wide range of fruit and timber tree seedlings until they are 50cm-1m high. The nurseries provide women with an additional source of income as well as building local agroforestry capacity and improving biodiversity.
Farmer Field Schools
At our Farmer Field Schools, farmers receive training in good agricultural, social and environmental practices. Additionally, we provide individual and tailored coaching and support a large segment of our farmers to help them professionalise and diversify their operations.