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    “1 Chocolate for 1 Smile”: Empowering Children in Cocoa-Producing Countries, with Consumer Participation

    Written by Yoko Nakajima, CSR Group Manager, Corporate Communications Division, Morinaga World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) member Morinaga is a Japanese confectionery manufacturer founded in 1899. By releasing “Morinaga Milk Chocolate” in 1918, Morinaga became the first Japanese company…Read More »

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    Agreement Launches Expanded Flavor Quality Training for Ghana Cocoa Farmers

    PRESS RELEASE Agreement Launches Expanded Flavor Quality Training for Ghana Cocoa Farmers Accra, Ghana – May 10, 2018 – The World Cocoa Foundation and Ghana Cocoa Board today announced plans to expand their joint efforts to preserve…Read More »

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    Cocoa and the Global Goals: Accelerating Women’s Empowerment (SDG5)

      Written by Gaël Lescornec, Partnership Advisor, World Cocoa Foundation and Ulrike Joras, Oxfam, Private Sector Advisor From South Africa to Somalia, we have both spent over a decade working on issues related to poverty and inequality. And,…Read More »

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    Cocoa Matters: April 2018

    Cocoa Matters: Packing Our Bags for Berlin Subscribe to the WCF Cocoa Matters monthly newsletter!

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    We Study Trees at NASA, Too

    Written by Laura Duncanson, Assistant Research Professor, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center People are often surprised to learn that I’m a NASA scientist who studies trees. Many don’t realize that in addition to searching the universe, much…Read More »

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    Japanese Members Focus on Cocoa Sustainability

    Written by Tim McCoy, Vice President, Member & External Relations With the recent addition of branded confectionery company Fujiya, WCF now counts 13 Japan-based members*. After the United States, no other single country boasts as many WCF…Read More »

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    Celebrating Women in Cocoa, from the Farmer to the CEO

    Written by Caroline Lubbers, Program Manager, WINCC As the cocoa sector gathers in Berlin for the World Cocoa Conference (WCC) at the invitation of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), we must recognize that we are facing unprecedented…Read More »

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    Packing My Bags for Berlin

    Written by Rick Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation Next week is an important milestone for the world of cocoa — some 1,500 stakeholders from around the world will gather in Berlin for the biennial World Cocoa Conference (WCC),…Read More »

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    Four New Reasons to Feel Good about Chocolate

    Written by Jeff King, Sr. Director Sustainability, CSR and Social Innovation at The Hershey Company. Blog post originally published here. On March 28, I had the chance to visit with top government officials and cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire,…Read More »

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    Cocoa and the Global Goals: Accelerating Education (SDG4)

    Written by Gaël Lescornec, Partnership Advisor, World Cocoa Foundation and Fabio Segura, Head of International Programs, Jacobs Foundation What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a company investing in education? School buildings…Read More »

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