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    Starter cultures backed for on-farm cocoa fermentation

    On-farm implementation of cocoa bean starter cultures could aid the production of chocolate with a more consistent flavour, according to a new study from a team Belgian researchers and Barry Callebaut. Read more

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    Barry Callebaut first to train cocoa farmers in Cameroon

    Barry Callebaut, manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate, has begun training members of five farmer cooperatives in the Central region of Cameroon to enable them to become independently certified by Rainforest Alliance. Read more

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    Barry Callebaut trains 50 cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire to be certified by Rainforest Alliance

    Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, has trained 15,000 cocoa farmers from 50 farmer cooperatives in Côte d’Ivoire in sustainable cocoa production, enabling them to become independently certified by Rainforest…Read More »

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    Armajaro joins fight against child labour issues

    Armajaro Trading is showing ‘genuine commitment’ to cocoa labour issues by becoming the first cocoa trader to join the International Cocoa Initiative (ICI), says the foundation. Read more

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    FG plans to boost cocoa output

    Nigeria’s Federal Government on Thursday announced plans to increase cocoa production as parts of its effort to restore the country’s lost glory in the production of the cash crop. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr…Read More »

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    GRANJA LUKER ‐ 50 years

    CasaLuker is a family‐owned enterprise founded more than 100 years ago, in 1906, in the small Colombian city of Manizales. Recently, CasaLuker celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of La Granja Luker (Luker Farm), currently one…Read More »

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    The Secrets of See’s Candies

    FORTUNE — The plant workers of See’s Candies start arriving each day at 4 a.m. In Los Angeles and San Francisco they stand at their stations and drizzle fondant onto maple pecan bonbons or count the…Read More »

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    Group Backs Cameroon Cocoa Output

    A report in Fraternite Matin (p. 11) says that the U.S.-based World Cocoa Foundation has granted an award to Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara for “her campaign against child labor.” Mrs Ouattara received the award during…Read More »

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    Barry Callebaut Trains 50 cooperatives to be Certified by Rainforest Alliance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwire -07/27/12)- Cocoa Horizons initiative accelerates sustainable cocoa production * More than 15,000 cocoa farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) * All cocoa-growing regions in Côte d’Ivoire are represented * Farmers earn a premium…Read More »

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    Ferrero Expands Operations in South Africa

    TO MEET the anticipated increase in demand for its confectionery in SA, the Ferrero Group plans to increase production and employ more people, the company said yesterday. “Although we are at the very early stages, the…Read More »

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