Cocoa Organisations and associations

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FAIRTRADE AND FARMFORCE EXTEND REACH OF ‘FAIRDATA’ SYSTEM IN CÔTE D’IVOIRE

Digital solutions provider Farmforce has partnered with Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa to apply their technical solution to the issue of traceability in Ivorian Cocoa farms. It was recently announced that they would be extending their new data management system to over two dozen Cocoa cooperatives across Côte d’Ivoire. Traceability through to the last mile …

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CHOCOA 2022 IS A BLENDED LIVE AND VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE THIS JUNE

Chocoa is back as a live event, in time to celebrate ten years of the chocolate industry’s favourite show, taking place in Amsterdam on June 23 to 25. For three days, Cocoa and chocolate lovers assemble in a frenzy of choco-nerdiness. I’ve always been transparent in admitting this is my favourite chocolate event. The range …

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ICCO CANCELS 2022 WORLD COCOA CONFERENCE

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) announced that they would cancel the 2022 World Cocoa Conference due to ongoing uncertainties surrounding COVID restrictions. The event, which usually takes place every two years, hasn’t been able to return successfully since 2018, with last year’s planned event in Bali, Indonesia, being pushed back a year due to the …

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NIGERIA READY TO JOIN ‘COCOA OPEC’ AND LID SYSTEM

In 2019, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire, which account for around 60% of global cocoa production, set up the Living Income Differential system (LID). The LID system aimed to boost the income of the poorest cocoa growers in the West African regions by charging a premium to the multi-billion dollar chocolate industry purchasing their beans. It …

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COCOBOD IN ARGUMENT OVER $1.3B LOAN DISBURSEMENT

A Ghanaian MP has accused the Ghana Cocoa regulator, COCOBOD, of being unable to fully account for a $1.3 billion syndicated loan signed in 2019. Kwabena Mintah Akandoh, Member of Parliament for Juaboso, has questioned the whereabouts of the funds, saying that COCOBOD failed to provide any substantiation of its spending. The money was secured …

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CFI “FAILING TO DELIVER” ACCORDING TO NEW REPORT

Forests are still being lost at rates equal to the size of large cities, such as Seoul or Chicago, according to the environmental organisation, The Mighty Earth. A recently published report, investigated the progress made in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to reduce deforestation related to Cocoa production. Since 2017 when the Cocoa & Forests Initiative …

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MALAYSIAN COCOA GIANT EXPANDS UK FOOTPRINT

UK – Guan Chong Berhad (GCB), a Malaysian-owned cocoa manufacturer, is expanding its presence in the UK with plans to build a new ‘world-class’ cocoa and chocolate production factory.  The company has contracted Clegg Food Projects to carry out construction works at the former Philips Avent facility in Glemsford, Suffolk . Work has begun to part-demolish …

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CLEMENS E. BLUM RESIGNS FROM BÜHLER’S BOARD

Clemens E. Blum resigns from the Board of Directors of the Bühler Group. Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 Uzwil (Switzerland), February 11, 2022 – At today’s annual general shareholders’ meeting of Bühler Holding AG, Clemens E. Blum resigned as a Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Audit Committee. Clemens …

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LIBERIA COCOA CORP CEO ACCUSED OF CORRUPTION

The Liberia cocoa corporation (LCC) has been on the defensive over allegations of corruption over a $1.4m contract, that was allegedly awarded without due process to Mr Momolu, CEO of the LCC. The details are not clear, but it appears that Mr Momolu was awarded a contract to import cocoa seeds of a particular variety. …

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GHANA’S CPC MAY BE INSOLVENT. IT NEEDS A BETTER PLAN.

Ladies and gentlemen, The Board and Management are indeed concerned about the poor operational performance of your company. It is our aim as Directors therefore to ensure a turnaround of the Company Chairman of CPC in his opening remarks on the company’s Annual Report Cocoa Processing Company (CPC) makes finished and semi-finished chocolate products in …

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CHOCOA 2022 POSTPONED. ORGANISERS WANT LIVE EVENT

The organisers of Chocoa announced they had decided to postpone the event, which was going to be virtual. Instead, the message came through that people and exhibitors wanted it to be an in-person event. Running a virtual show may be more cost-effective, and personally I thoroughly enjoyed the virtual event. But it has to be …

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Cocoa Of Excellence 2021

COCOA OF EXCELLENCE AWARD WINNERS – FULL LIST

The Cocoa of Excellence awards are an opportunity to gain insights into what contributes to the great chocolate we enjoy. I love the spotlight on the farmers from all over the world, the sounds of the farm in the background as each explains what it means to them to participate. I appreciate the amount of …

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