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    Digital Extension Within Cocoa Sector Farmer Training

    “We have to think hard about how to start taking advantage of the digital revolution that is multiplying the rate of agricultural innovation.” – 2012, Bill Gates at the “International Fund for Agricultural Development Governing Council.”…Read More »

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    WCF-ECHOES Program Graduates 190 Out-of-School-Youth

    190 farmers from 8 communities in the Atwima Nwabiagya and Bibiaini Anwiaso Bekwai Districts, in the Ashanti and Western Regions of Ghana respectively, have graduated from the Out-of-School-Youth program (OSY). The students completed 9 months of…Read More »

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    CocoaLink Côte d’Ivoire

    CocoaLink provides a two-way messaging platform for farmers to receive and send messages about timely and relevant information on agricultural practices. Following the cocoa-growing calendar, messages offer information on everything from recommended agro-inputs, to optimal postharvest…Read More »

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    I come from a different mindset and perspective when it comes to cacao.  Owning the land, cultivating, harvesting and post-harvest processing of our cacao is not an easy task, and it allows me to gain a…Read More »

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    Cocoa is Ghana, Cocoa is Money

    “Cocoa is Ghana and cocoa is money, thanks to our farmers for working hard to earn foreign exchange for this beautiful country.”  – This is a line from an old song on cocoa which Igrew up…Read More »

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    Nikkei National Geographic Chocolate Article

    WCF president Bill Guyton recently visited Tokyo, Japan and the National Museum of Nature and Science to address a crowd attending the Chocolate Exhibition.  He sat down with writer and editor Chiharu Otsuka of National Geographic…Read More »

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    2013 Partnership Meetings and Annual Gala Benefit Announced

    The World Cocoa Foundation’s (WCF) Partnership Meetings bring together the private and public sectors from the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia to share knowledge about a wide range of cocoa sustainability topics, and to collaborate…Read More »

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    Reshaping the Future of Cocoa in Africa

    Seventy percent of the world’s cocoa now comes from West Africa, where family-run farms have proliferated across the landscape in recent decades. Yet in a paradox, the spread of these nonnative cocoa trees often contributes to…Read More »

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    New Technologies and Practices in the Field Benefit Cocoa Farmers

    Entry: Ethan Budiansky, World Cocoa Foundation One of the objectives of the WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program is to develop and scale up new innovations and best practices in extension services to farmers.  The Program is very…Read More »

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    How Did a Finnish Company, Fazer, Find the Ivorian Village of Bieby?

    Entry: Aisha Hassan, World Cocoa Foundation In January 2007 the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), introduced new WCF member, Fazer, to the southeastern part of Côte d’Ivoire where education support and livelihood activities under the Child Labor…Read More »

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