Yellow Seed is committed to measurable and meaningful impact.

We're a community working together to create resilience in both our global food systems and local communities, while preserving rainforests and increasing farmer incomes.

There are 5 million farmers across the world who depend on cacao for their livelihoods.

We represent 3720 of those cacao farmers from 33 origins and 20 countries.

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Impact Goal Area:
Improved Livelihood

Fostering equitable market conditions is key to improving livelihoods.

When farmers sell their product under equitable market conditions they receive a fair price, improved terms, and a social premium that values skills offered, promotes self-agency and creates the opportunity for farmers to develop their businesses and plan for their future. This produces a powerful way to reduce poverty and increase local community resilience.

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33 origins

Represented on the Yellow Seed Platform
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10,788 metric tons of cacao

Average annual total produced by the origins on yellow seed
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$6,622

Average price per metric ton for cacao on yellow seed
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Impact Goal Area:
Thriving Resilient Communities

Increased income helps communities to invest in healthcare, education, and training.

Research has shown that as farmer incomes increase, the surrounding communities will grow and prosper. The domino effect of having more finances flowing in a system, translates to farmers investing in the education of their children, opting for increased health care services and taking part in more training programs related to their business endeavors.

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27% female

farmers & coop members
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33% women

in leadership positions
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1,387 hectares

of other crop areas provides food security at origin
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Impact Goal Area:
Healthy Environment

Supporting sustainable farming is a proven method for protecting forests, increasing biodiversity, and adapting to climate change.

When farmers are financially valued for their role in the ecological system, he planet wins. Ecological farming ensures healthy farmland and healthy food for today and tomorrow, by protecting soil, water, and climate. It promotes biodiversity, plant regeneration, wildlife habitat, and dense forest cover which helps to absorb CO2 and regulate global air temperatures.

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68 unique varietals

Cultivated by the origins on Yellow Seed
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11,485 hectares of forest protected

By the origins on Yellow Seed
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1,251,865 metric tons of CO2

Locked in because of origin's forest conservation efforts

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