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CocoaMAP Giving Sharper Picture of Cocoa’s Future

With beta-testing starting this fall in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Indonesia, the WCF’s Cocoa Measurement and Progress (CocoaMAP) initiative is the first program of its kind to track the advancements of the cocoa sector’s performance and sustainability efforts, providing an… Read More

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Blue Bandana teaches the taste of chocolate

Are you ready for chocolate school? Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker, the artisanal chocolate company launched this year by Eric Lampman, son of Lake Champlain Chocolates founder Jim Lampman, is offering an insight Saturday into how the new chocolate bars —… Read More

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Indonesia benefits from cocoa programmes

Cargill has extended its sustainable cocoa programme to South Sulawesi province, Indonesia – an important step in developing sustainable cocoa production and increasing the yields of farmers in Indonesia – the world’s third largest producer of cocoa beans.  This launch… Read More

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Barry Callebaut Sees Rise in Ivorian Main Crop Cocoa

Cocoa production from top grower Ivory Coast’s October to March main crop will reach around 1.06 million tonnes with disease and cross-border smuggling likely to have little effect on output, Swiss chocolatier Barry Callebaut said on Monday.  Initial fears that… Read More

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A taste for sustainability

Facing the prospect of a global shortfall in cocoa production of one million tonnes by 2020, Mars Chocolate has implemented a worldwide sustainability initiative, working with the five million smallholders who grow the majority of the world’s cocoa – “putting… Read More

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Barry Callebaut to build chocolate factory in Turkey

Barry Callebaut, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products, announced today the building of a factory for chocolate and compounds in Eskisehir, Turkey. The new facility will serve as a basis to participate in the further growth… Read More

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