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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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Six Figures: Anne Alonzo

When Anne Alonzo was growing up in Chicago’s Latino communities of Pilsen, Little Village and Marquette Park, she remembers thinking she would grow up to be perhaps a secretary or court reporter. Little did she know at the time that she would end… Read More

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The Secrets of See’s Candies

FORTUNE — The plant workers of See’s Candies start arriving each day at 4 a.m. In Los Angeles and San Francisco they stand at their stations and drizzle fondant onto maple pecan bonbons or count the nuts in each almond… Read More

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Ferrero Expands Operations in South Africa

TO MEET the anticipated increase in demand for its confectionery in SA, the Ferrero Group plans to increase production and employ more people, the company said yesterday. “Although we are at the very early stages, the South African factory is… Read More

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