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    Amsterdam, Cocoa City: Past, Present, and Future

    Written by Marika van Santvoort, Consultant in Sustainability & Quality, Founder of Moving Cocoa Amsterdam is the largest importer of cocoa in the world, with more than 600,000 tons of cocoa beans finding their way to…Read More »

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    Confitera joins World Cocoa Foundation

    WCF is pleased to welcome Tokyo-based cocoa beans, cocoa products and chocolate ingredients trading company Confitera as our newest member. With this addition, WCF now has 14 members whose base of operations is in Japan, the…Read More »

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    Optimizing Cocoa Agroforests

    Written by Dr. Wilma J. Blaser and Prof. Johan Six, Sustainable Agroecosystems Group at ETH Zurich, Switzerland Meeting growing worldwide demand for cocoa products requires sustained production of cocoa beans, which calls for healthy soils, effective…Read More »

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    Championing the Future of Cocoa Farming with Technology

    Written by Tawiah Agyarko-Kwarteng, Sustainable Sourcing Representative, West Africa, The Hershey Company One of today’s most pressing cocoa sustainability challenges is the fact that young people do not see a future in cocoa farming in West Africa.…Read More »

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    Breaking the Cycle of Child Labor in Cocoa Production

    Written by Taco Terheijden, Director, Cocoa Sustainability, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. Originally published by International Cocoa Initiative. On the occasion of World Day Against Child Labor, Taco Terheijden, Director of Cocoa Sustainability at Cargill Cocoa &…Read More »

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    Cocoa Matters: May 2018

    Cocoa Matters: From Brazil to Japan to the International Space Station Subscribe to the WCF Cocoa Matters monthly newsletter!

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    Is the Commodity Era Over?

    Written by Barry Parkin, WCF Chairman and Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer, Mars, Incorporated. Originally published by Triple Pundit. I’ve recently begun to wonder if we’re moving away from the world of commodities as we’ve known…Read More »

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    Using Low-input Technologies to Limit Insect-related Cocoa Decline

    Written by Dr. Megan Wilkerson, Entomology & International Agriculture and Development, Penn State University, Researcher and Dr. David Hughes, Penn State University Ghana is the world’s second largest producer of cocoa. However, farmers are not able to maximize yield potential…Read More »

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    World Cocoa Foundation Joins the Tropical Forest Alliance

    WCF is pleased to join the Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA2020) community. TFA2020 is a global umbrella partnership that includes the public and private sector as well as civil society, to remove deforestation from palm oil, beef,…Read More »

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    Reviving Cocoa in Brazil’s Bahia State: Flavor, Biodiversity, and the Bean-to-Bar Movement

    Written by Patricia Moles, Sustainability Specialist, Instituto Arapyau Everybody in Brazil knows the story of Bahian cocoa. Theobroma cacao originated in Mesoamerica and had been cultivated in the Amazon basin by indigenous people for thousands of…Read More »

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