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    WCF March & April 2017

    inside this edition… PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE LAND TENURE RIGHTS IN COCOA COMMUNITIES COCOA AND FORESTS INITIATIVE: THE GLOBAL CONTEXT  PRIORITIZING LEARNING: FIRST COCOAACTION MONITORING & EVALUATION LEARNING MEETING, 2016 YEAR IN REVIEW SUSTAINABILITY SPOTLIGHT: PLANTING TREES PROTECTS…Read More »

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    Cocoa Industry Announces Cooperative Initiative to End Deforestation

    Hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales, leading chocolate and cocoa companies commit to develop cooperative, multi-stakeholder framework to address deforestation and forest degradation in the cocoa supply chain LONDON – March 16, 2017 – Twelve…Read More »

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    WCF January & February 2017

    inside this edition… PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE PRIORITIZING FINANCIAL INCLUSION AND LAND TENURE RIGHTS FOR WOMEN IN COCOA TRAINING EXTENSIONS AGENTS IN THE SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTION OF QUALITY COCOA  ALIGNING WITH GLOBAL COMMITMENTS TO TACKLE DEFORESTATION SUSTAINABILITY SPOTLIGHT: 100%…Read More »

  • Blog   

    New Frontiers in the Fight Against Deadly Cocoa Disease

    by: Dr. Virginie Mfegue, CSSV Program Manager – West Africa Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus Disease (CSSV) is a viral disease endemic to West Africa that was first identified in Ghana in the mid-1930s.  By some estimates, the disease…Read More »

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    WCF November & December 2016

       inside this edition… ABIDJAN PARTNERSHIP MEETING UNDERSCORES NEW PRIORITIES FOR WCF WCF, USAID AND ORIGIN GOVERNMENTS GATHERTO LAUNCH A NEW SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVE  WCF-CONVENED FORUM SETS COURSEFOR REGIONAL ACTION PLAN TO COMBAT CSSV NEXT GENERATION OF…Read More »

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    Ritter Sport joins World Cocoa Foundation

    WCF is pleased to welcome Waldenbuch, Germany-based chocolate maker Alfred Ritter GmbH & Co. as our newest member. In joining WCF, Tim Hoppe, the company’s project manager for strategic raw materials projects stated, “As a family-owned…Read More »

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    Supporting The Next Generation of Cocoa Research

    With three months under my belt at the helm of the World Cocoa Foundation and having just wrapped up our largest ever partnership meeting in Abidjan, it’s a perfect time to take stock of where we…Read More »

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    Stakeholders converge in Ibadan, Nigeria to brainstorm on the future of Africa’s cocoa research

    For the first time in West Africa, a regional symposium focusing on the next generation of cocoaresearch for West and Central Africa will take place 8‐10 November, at the International Institute ofTropical Agriculture (IITA) in Ibadan,…Read More »

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    500+ Convene in Côte d’Ivoire for Focus on Sustainability at World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting

    $12 Million in New Funding Announced for Farmer Support Programs; Call to Action on Regional Threat Posed by Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus ABIDJAN (October 31, 2016) – Last week, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), in collaboration…Read More »

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    Global Cocoa Sector Meets in Côte d’Ivoire to Explore New Directions for Sustainability Efforts

    Nearly 500 representatives of the global chocolate and cocoa sector, including farmers, have gathered in Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s leading producer of cocoa, to address critical sustainability issues confronting the crop, which is the main source…Read More »

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