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    Clasen Quality Chocolate: Creating Meaningful Impact at Home

    Written by Jack Jensen, Business Analyst, Clasen Quality Chocolate In a Schroders sustainable investing survey conducted last year, 78% of respondents said sustainable investing is more important to them now than it was five years ago.…Read More »

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    Cocoa, Forests, and Peace

    Written by Camilo Romero, CEO, CasaLuker Colombia has enormous potential in agriculture. Countryside makes up 94% of our national territory and we are one of the most biodiverse countries in the word, teeming with bird, frog and…Read More »

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    Improving Cocoa Productivity through Integrated Soil Fertility Management Practices

    Written by Selom Aku Sika Akande, Communication Officer (CocoaSoils Program), International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) Cocoa plantations in West Africa are sometimes not as productive as expected, yielding low income for farmers. To compensate and improve…Read More »

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    Côte d’Ivoire to Develop World’s First Cocoa Waste-to-Power Facility

    Written by Clare Sierawski, West Africa Country Manager, Power Africa As the largest cocoa producer in the world, Côte d’Ivoire has tremendous potential to capitalize on abundant cocoa waste to meet a growing energy demand, and…Read More »

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    Changing the Cocoa Sustainability Game from the Ground Up

    Written by Dr. Christy van Beek, Director, SoilCares Foundation & Chief Agronomist, SoilCares For farmers like Paul Bett Shangai, successful maize farming is essential to a secured livelihood. He and his family live in Uasin Gishu county, Kenya,…Read More »

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    Interview: Cocoa & Forests Initiative Company Progress

    An interview with Cedric Van Cutsem, Global Operations Manager, Cocoa Life Program, Mondelēz International by Ethan Budiansky, Director of Environment, World Cocoa Foundation. On May 23, WCF member Mondelēz International held a Cocoa & Forests Initiative…Read More »

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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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    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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