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    Beyond Business as Usual: Joint Forces to Achieve Real Impact in Education and Community Development

    What happens when the world’s four largest cocoa and chocolate companies and an international child and youth development foundation join forces? Nothing less than achieving measureable impact through community development and education in Côte d’Ivoire with…Read More »

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    Arysta Callivoire Joins World Cocoa Foundation

    WCF is thrilled to welcome Arysta Callivoire as a WCF member company. Arysta Callivoire is an Ivorian based agricultural service solutions company focused on the development of Ivorian agriculture and well-being. Arysta Callivoire shared: “We at…Read More »

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    WCF Fall 2016

      inside this edition… WCF PARTNERSHIP MEETING SLATED FOR OCTOBER 26-27 IN ABIDJAN NOVEMBER SYMPOSIUM IN NIGERIA FOCUSES ON COCOA RESEARCH  COCOA QUALITY AND FINE FLAVOR FEATURED AT LATIN AMERICA SEMINAR INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR SUSTAINABLE AND TRACEABLE…Read More »

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    International Standard for Sustainable and Traceable Cocoa Reaches Milestone of Public Enquiry

    Over the past several years, a number of initiatives have been undertaken to improve the agronomic, economic, social, and environmental conditions of cocoa farming and the sector at large, including voluntary sustainability standards. The ISO 34101…Read More »

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    Can chocolate really cure hunger?

    Some mornings we wake up and wonder if chocolate, especially dark chocolate, isn’t becoming a cure for everything—heart disease, obesity, and hypertension. Despite growing evidence about the health benefits of dark chocolate, we know that the…Read More »

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    Cocoa Fine Flavor and Quality Highlighted in Guayaquil

    Guayaquil, Ecuador (September 5, 2016) – The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) openeda series of high-level discussions here today to focus on cocoa flavor and quality – two majorissues for the global chocolate and cocoa sector. Participants,…Read More »

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    Regional Symposium: Next Generation Cocoa Research for West and Central Africa

      View a video of the opening ceremony.    For Symposium presentations, visit the WCF Resources Center. INTRODUCTION The WCF African Cocoa Initiative (ACI), in conjunction with the African Cocoa Breeders Working Group (ACBWG), is organizing a…Read More »

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    WCF Summer 2016

      inside this edition… COCOA GENEBANKS: THE FUTURE OF COCOA SUSTAINABILITY COCOA SWOLLEN SHOOT VIRUS DISEASE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CONTROL THE DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA  FROM KOTA KINABALU TO CALIFORNIA: SHARING KNOWLEDGE ON COCOA PESTS…Read More »

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    Message from new WCF President, Rick Scobey

    Dear colleagues – It is an honor and privilege to be selected as the new President of WCF. I’ve known about the work of WCF for many years.  In the international development community, the cocoa industry…Read More »

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    Message from WCF Acting President Tim McCoy

    Dear WCF Members and Supporters: I want to take this opportunity, the last such that I will have in my current role, to thank all of you, and especially WCF Chairman Barry Parkin, Vice Chair Steven…Read More »

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