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Empowering Cocoa Farmers in West Africa

West Africa accounts for nearly three quarters of the world’s cocoa production. Millions of people are employed by the sector or indirectly rely on cocoa farming to make a living. Analysts are projecting that this season cocoa production is likely… Read More

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A Journey through the Global Village

Growing up in Chicago’s Little Village and Pilsen neighborhoods, Anne Alonzo, ’00 (XP-69), stayed close to home for her education. As a teenager, she commuted to the Loop to study shorthand and typing. She then went on to earn degrees… Read More

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Cocoa Foundation Selects Researchers for US Study

Seven research scientists, from Africa, Asia and Latin America, will come to the United States next year to study cocoa production. They were chosen by the Washington-based World Cocoa Foundation and the U.S. Department of Agriculture for two- to three-month… Read More

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WCF Names Chairman

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced Nicko Debenham as chairman for the 2013 – 2015 term at a meeting in Zurich, according to the WCF. Debenham is the director of development and sustainability at Armajaro Trading Ltd. He most recently… Read More

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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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