Cocoa Organisations and associations

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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 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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COCOA OF EXCELLENCE 2021 SETS OUT AGENDA WORTHY OF ITS NAME

One of the most exciting and important events in the coco calendar is taking place on the 16th of December.  The cocoa of excellence awards is jam-packed, starting at 9am and not finishing until after 7 p.m. Aside from the awards, one of the most interesting sections for me are the ‘meet the producers of …

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ICCO REVISES PRODUCTION NUMBERS, UP 1%

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has made revisions to the 2020 to 21 cocoa balance sheet, with production numbers rising almost 1% above what was initially anticipated. The adjustments were made as most major cocoa-producing countries reported higher yields than predicted. Optimal weather conditions have seen the global production number increase by an estimated 34,000 …

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A FAIRER FUTURE FOR COCOA? THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) is set to host the 2022 International Symposium on Cocoa Research, in collaboration with the French Institution Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD). The annual event will take place in Montpellier France, from December 5th to December 7th 2022, after the initial September date was postponed due to Covid …

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Trinidad Cocoa

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO OPEN NEW CHOCOLATE PROCESSING FACILITY

To increase the export potential of the country’s chocolate, Trinidad and Tobago Fine Cocoa Company (TTFCC) announced they are going to build a new chocolate processing facility. Director of TTFCC, Ashley Parasram spoke of the organisations ambitions and their pride of having original Trinitario Cocoa, from Trinidad and Tobago, during the launch event, held at …

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COCOBOD WANTS TO DOUBLE PRODUCTION BY BEATING CSSV

COCOBOD raises $600m to defeat Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus disease, (CSSV), and double annual production to 1.5 million tonnes At an event held in the Dutch Embassy to celebrate Cocoa Day, COCOBOD’s CEO Mr Joseph Aidoo, told the attendees that Ghana’s production should be almost double the 800,000 tonnes they produced in 2019/20, to reach …

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GHANA COCOA FARMERS ‘DEEPLY DISSAPOINTED’ IN COCOBOD PENSION SCHEME

Ghana National Cocoa Farmers Association (GNACOFA) is unreserved in voicing their disapproval on the handling by COCOBOD of the pension scheme. Making it clear that there is a lack of trust, the organisation held a press conference to explain why they have such deep-rooted suspicions and how they would like to see the situation addressed. …

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CPC golden tree

GHANA’S GOV. THROWS MILLIONS INTO LOSS MAKING CHOCOLATE BUSINESS

A loss making chocolate company owned by a group of Ghanaian government entities loses millions of U.S. dollars each year. The government keeps it afloat without an adequate explanation for why. They should explain their reasons, or sell, or close the business and use the capital to better affect the industry. COCOBOD, the government, and …

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ICI JOINS DISCO AND BEYOND CHOCOLATE

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) has joined the Dutch and Belgium Cocoa Initiatives, fondly known as DISCO and Beyond Chocolate respectively.  The ICI focuses on child labour in the cocoa industry, while DISCO and Beyond Chocolate consider wider sustainability issues. The announcement on 5th October follows similar agreements with the German and Swiss initiatives known …

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ROYAL DUYVIS WIENER B.V. ACQUIRES JAF INOX & THOUET

The veteran Dutch company snaps up a young and successful business. Royal Duyvis, founded in 1885 in Koog aan de Zaan, is based in the Netherlands. The company now has offices in Netherlands, Germany, Indonesia and Brazil where it supplies the cocoa industry with processing equipment. The target of their acquisition is JAF Inox & …

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