Cocoa Updates

Ghana: New CREMA Executives Trained to Effectively Manage Natural Resources in Their Communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), with support from Mondelēz International, have trained 250 newly elected executives (including 75 women) of the Ayum-Asuokow Community Resource Management Area (CREMA) in the Brong Ahafo Region, to enhance their skills on effective natural resources management. Read More

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Bahia notebook: Why is rubber so important to the growing of cocoa in Brazil?

As part of a field trip for delegates at the World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting in Sao Paulo in October, WCF organized a visit to CEPLAC so industry experts could see for themselves the work being carried out to not only help and promote Brazil's cocoa farmers under the cabruca system - but also its scientific research into creating a more sustainable environment through bio-diversity and agroforestry. Read More

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WCF Welcomes New Members & Staff

The World Cocoa Foundation’s work is made possible by the active support and contributions of member companies and a strong network of global partners. WCF is pleased to welcome new members in 2011 and 2012: Darrell Lea (Australia); E.T. Browne… Read More

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WCF Receives 2012 Academy Prize

Entry: Geert Waelkens, World Cocoa Foundation On May 15th the World Cocoa Foundation received the 2012 Academy Prize of the Académie Française du Chocolat et de la Confiserie (French Chocolate and Confectionery Academy). The Academy prize, awarded every year since… Read More

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Blommer Chocolate Plots Sustainability Roadmap

Blommer Chocolate Company, Chicago, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its plans to invest an incremental $45 million in cocoa sustainability efforts by 2020 as a part of its Sustainable Origins program. Read More

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