Cocoa Organisations and associations

Niche Cocoa Franklin Park

GHANA’S NICHE COCOA IS OPENING FACTORY IN U.S.

Niche Cocoa Ltd, one of the leading Cocoa processing factories in Ghana, is opening a factory in the US. The company was originally founded in 2011 and is still privately owned. According to the company’s website, it produces high-quality semi-finished cocoa products and confectionery that are supplied to the global chocolate, ice cream and bakery …

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Aco

ASIAN FLAVOURS AT THE FOREFRONT OF 2022 ACADEMY OF CHOCOLATE AWARDS

The results of the first phase of the 2022 Academy of Chocolate Awards show that Asian-inspired flavours are the most popular in the bean-to-bar and tree-to-bar categories. Founded in 2005, the Academy of Chocolate campaigns for better chocolate and promotes a greater awareness of the difference between fine chocolate and the mass-produced chocolate confectionery which …

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Earthworm Foundation

FAIRTRADE PARTNERS WITH EARTHWORM FOUNDATION TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION

Fairtrade International and Fairtrade Africa have teamed up with the non-profit organisation, the Earthworm Foundation, in a partnership that is geared towards monitoring and assessing the environment for deforestation and other potential risks. The collaboration will launch its first project using the Earthworm Foundation and Airbus’ own satellite monitoring tool, Starling. The technology will allow …

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Eca

CHOCOVISION JOINS ECA’S ROME COCOA FORUM

The European Cocoa Association (ECA) has announced the programme for their upcoming European Cocoa Forum, due to take place in Rome between 13 and 15 September 2022.  Barry Callebaut’s bi-annual event, Chocovision, will be joining the European Cocoa Forum for the first time this year, and is set to host a discussion on traceability on …

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COCOA BUYERS AGREE TO CÔTE D’IVOIRE AND GHANA’S PREMIUM SCHEMES

Cocoa-buying companies met with government representatives from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana on Friday to discuss how they could better combat poverty among farmers. In the meeting, the Cocoa buyers agreed to back a floor price on Cocoa sold from the West African countries. This includes paying a premium, on top of the Living Income Differential …

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NEW ‘ALLIANCE ON SUSTAINABLE COCOA’ ROADMAP BACKED BY EU & WEST AFRICAN COCOA SECTOR

The EU, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana Cocoa sector recently concluded the ‘Cocoa Talks’, wherein they engaged in a dialogue around the sustainability of the cocoa sector. Following the recent meeting, all parties agreed on their endorsement of a new ‘Alliance on Sustainable Cocoa’ roadmap that is set to improve upon various elements of sustainability in …

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Caa Event Dinner 2022

COCOA ASSOCIATION OF ASIA INTERNATIONAL COCOA CONFERENCE AND DINNER 2022

21st June 2022 – the Cocoa Association of Asia (CAA) International Cocoa Conference & Dinner is now in full planning mode after it announced the new dates back in April with a new theme. The biennial conference will be held on 1st & 2nd September 2022 at the Raffles City Convention Centre (RCCC) in Singapore …

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Chocoa 2022

CHOCOA 2022. WRAPPING UP THE INDUSTRY’S FAVOURITE SHOW

Events do not just happen, they are created with a lot of work and stress. The organisers’ Jack Steijn and Philippe Kauffman, supported by a magical team including Caroline Lubbers, and Vera Geling and Cristina Castellanos Stephens from Into Choco, put it all together in record time. This year, for the first time, Chocoa was …

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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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Choco 2020 Veronika

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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