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Hershey Wins P3 Impact Award for its CocoaLink Program to Improve the Lives of Cocoa Farmers in Ghana

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New York, Sept. 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) was honored today at the Concordia Summit with the prestigious P3 Impact award for its CocoaLink mobile phone program in Ghana.  

Hershey and the Ghana Cocoa Board Recognize Country's Top Cocoa Farmers

Recognition Focuses on Sustainable Cocoa
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Assin Fosu, Ghana and Hershey, Pa., August 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ ― The Hershey Company today recognized three of Ghana’s best cocoa farmers as part of Hershey’s Learn to Grow program, which modernizes cocoa growing to improve farmer incomes and help communities.

Three-Year Study Concludes that CocoaLink “Significantly Improved the Livelihoods” of Ghanaian Cocoa Farmers

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  • Hershey-sponsored program registered 45,000 Ghanaian cocoa farmers in 1,800 communities; farmers used 1.2 million free local language texts to modernize their farming practices
  • Farmers in CocoaLink communities increased their yields by 45.6% in three years
  • “I made many improvements on my farm and I am growing more cocoa today than before I started with CocoaLink,”  Ghana farmer, Central Ghana

Hershey-Sponsored CocoaLink Program Hits 40,000 Mark

Summary: 
  • Digital Technology Program Improves Cocoa Growing and Helps Communities
  • 850,000 Free SMS Texts Distributed Since 2011 to Cocoa Farmers in 1,700 Communities
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  • Digital Technology Program Improves Cocoa Growing and Helps Communities
  • 850,000 Free SMS Texts Distributed Since 2011 to Cocoa Farmers in 1,700 Communities

Innovative Cocoalink Mobile Technology Program Expands To Cote d’IVOIRE

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  • Program to Improve Livelihoods of 100,000 Cote d’Ivoire Cocoa Farmers
  • CocoaLink Supports Digital Literacy and Community Programs that Create Opportunities for Women in West Africa
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  • Program to Improve Livelihoods of 100,000 Cote d’Ivoire Cocoa Farmers
  • CocoaLink Supports Digital Literacy and Community Programs that Create Opportunities for Women in West Africa

Hershey ‘21st Century Cocoa Plan’ Outlines Commitment To Sustainable Cocoa And Improving Cocoa Communities

Hershey Announces Milestones to Achieve 100% Certified Cocoa by 2020
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‘A Watershed Moment for Our Industry to Work Together With Cocoa Growing Nations to Increase Opportunities for Farmers’

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‘A Watershed Moment for Our Industry to Work Together With Cocoa Growing Nations to Increase Opportunities for Farmers’

Hershey's CocoaLink Mobile Phone Program Delivers 100,000 Farmer and Family Messages During First Year in Ghana

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  • 40% of registered farmers in CocoaLink have attended community farming and literacy training sessions
  • Outreach program in Ghana’s cocoa growing region includes local language text and voice mail to improve farmer output and raise income
  • Largest mobile farmer technology program of its kind on track to reach 25,000 farmers in 2012
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