01/04/2021 | Ingredients

Barry Callebaut and innovative start-up Seekewa to collaborate

Barry Callebaut announced plans to collaborate with startup Seekewa on a pilot project to increase and diversify farmer incomes on the Cocoa Horizons programme. Seekewa is an award-winning digital platform that connects people and organisations into a community. The company will collaborate with MassChallenge – a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting start-ups to support Cocoa Horizons farmers.

Serge and Fred Zamblé, brothers and the co-founders of Seekewa, wanted to start a business with social impact in Ivory Coast. Both had professional careers in software engineering and finance before they left and eventually founded Seekewa with the aim to make their ideas a reality. Seekewa refers to their model as: “A participative platform that helps smallholder farmers find all the resources they need to carry out their projects”.