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A FAIRER FUTURE FOR COCOA? THE 2022 INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

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…

TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO TO OPEN NEW CHOCOLATE PROCESSING FACILITY

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…

COCOBOD WANTS TO DOUBLE PRODUCTION BY BEATING CSSV

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…

GHANA COCOA FARMERS ‘DEEPLY DISSAPOINTED’ IN COCOBOD PENSION SCHEME

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…

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

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…

ICI JOINS DISCO AND BEYOND CHOCOLATE

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…

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