July 6, 2004,
as reported by just-food.com: Cadbury Nigeria
handed out 300,000 free cocoa seedlings to local farmers,
according to reports by local media.
The subsidy of confectionery giant Cadbury Schweppes
hopes the move will encourage farmers to produce good
quality cocoa beans, company chairman Uduimo Itsueli
is reported by OsterDowJones of telling local media.
The company’s Stanmark Cocoa Processing Company,
in Ondo, southwest Nigeria, has a processing capacity
of 10,000 metric tons of cocoa.