Commitment to Action

Energize Learning: Locally Sourced Groundnuts for Ghana

Commitment by

The Hershey Company

In 2015, the Hershey Company committed to train 7,500 smallholder farmers in Ghana on improved agronomic practices and empower them to supply commercial markets with groundnuts (known in the U.S. as peanuts). The Hershey Company purchases groundnuts to manufacture Vivi, a vitamin-fortified protein snack that it distributes to the Government of Ghana’s school feeding program. This commitment aims to achieve 100% local sourcing of groundnuts for Vivi from Ghana’s farmers, by helping them increase groundnut quality to meet standards for commercial use and by constructing a local groundnut roasting facility. Meeting this sourcing goal will improve the livelihoods of local farmers by increasing the quality and price of their products; in addition to the access they will have to the Hershey Company’s supply chain, the farmers will gain the capacity to grow groundnuts that can be sold on formal markets in the long-term.

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Commitment

Energize Learning: Locally Sourced Groundnuts for Ghana

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$3,000,000

Region

Africa

Countries

GHANA

Commitment by

The Hershey Company

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Ghana School Feeding Program