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Encouraging Profitable, Sustainable, Cocoa Growing

According to Bill Guyton, President of the World Cocoa Foundation, who visited IFC recently, cocoa is a potential economic engine in tropical rural areas, generating incomes and opportunities for farm families and communities. During his visit, Guyton highlighted the importance… Read More

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Africa Grows Too Hot to Grow Chocolate

Climate change could destroy West Africa’s cocoa farms, disrupting domestic and international economies, experts say.  By 2060, more than half of the cocoa-producing countries in the region may be too hot to grow the crop, according to a report released… Read More

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FG plans to boost cocoa output

Nigeria’s Federal Government on Thursday announced plans to increase cocoa production as parts of its effort to restore the country’s lost glory in the production of the cash crop. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, made this… Read More

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June 2012 WCF/USDA Research Update

The WCF/USDA Research Update is authored by Dr. Robert Lumsden. RESEARCH GROUPS: From Andrew Daymond: To all our cocoa colleagues, Please find the latest edition of the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre Newsletter:  ICQR June Newsletter. From Chris Turnbull, School of… Read More

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