Sustainable farming practices
At the heart of our approach is our recognition that partnerships with farmers are the most effective way to promote sustainable farming practices and secure local supply networks. We will provide farmers from all our local sourcing communities with the support and resources they need, including training in regenerative agriculture and designing programmes that help restore degraded landscapes. We are taking action globally, rolling these programmes out across Africa, Latin America, North America, Asia and Europe.
We have already seen how these partnerships can change lives and transform communities, and we will ensure these collaborations remain inclusive, welcoming both small and large-scale farmers, women and youth farmers and entrepreneurs.
Action in Africa
Our commitment to local sourcing provides a sustainable source of income for more than 80,000 smallholder farmers across Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
Local sourcing also provides much needed investment in agricultural economies and local supply chains. In fiscal 23, 72% of agriculture raw material volume in our operations came from suppliers based in Africa.
Our ‘Society 2030: Spirit of Progress’ targets
- Provide all of our local sourcing communities with agricultural skills and resources, building economic and environmental resilience (supporting 150,000 smallholder farmers)
- Develop regenerative agriculture pilot programmes in five key sourcing landscapes