#171: Hershey Recognized For Work Among West African Farmers
December 4, 2014 - Read the full Forbes article and watch the interview here: http://onforb.es/1tH0Aiv. subscribe to this podcast on iTunes by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwitunes or on Stitcher by clicking here: http://bit.ly/ymotwstitcher. The U.S. Department of State recently awarded its P3 Impact Award to Cocoa Link, a public private partnership connecting poor cocoa farmers in West Africa to government resources to improve crop yields. The initiative, launched by Hershey, was recognized for its impact on 45,000 users. Work is moving forward to scale the effort to more countries. Crowdsourcing design company CrowdSPRING provided a five-panel mural recognizing all five of the finalists: African Diaspora Marketplace, Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, The Coca-Cola KO +2.87% Company and the World Wildlife Fund : Partnering to Protect Freshwater Resources, Wireless Access for Health Initiative and the winner Cocoa Link.