BUILDING BETTER SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH THE POWER OF THE COLLECTIVE
On this year’s International Day of Cooperatives, ofi’s sustainability lead in Africa Flora Coffi Sika, explains 3 ways the cooperative model can empower the people behind our favourite foods
ofi’s heritage is rooted in African communities where our local teams have been growing relationships for nearly two decades. Today, we source cocoa, coffee, and cashew from over 350 partner cooperatives, representing over 170,000 smallholder farmers who rely on it as a source of income and food security. For ingredients specialists like ofi, cooperatives offer a resilient and sustainable sourcing model and a means of extending the support from our teams on the ground to positively impact more of the farmers and communities that the chocolate, coffee, and nuts we all love come from.