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WCF Summer 2016

inside this edition… COCOA GENEBANKS: THE FUTURE OF COCOA SUSTAINABILITY COCOA SWOLLEN SHOOT VIRUS DISEASE: A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO CONTROL THE DISEASE IN WEST AFRICA  FROM KOTA KINABALU TO CALIFORNIA:… Read More

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WCF March & April 2016

inside this edition… BUILDING COLLABORATION IN A CHANGING COCOA CLIMATE WCF AND COCOBOD PARTNER TO IDENTIFY STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE COCOA SUSTAINABILITY PRESERVING COCOA GENETICS TO FIGHT DISEASE COCOA… Read More

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WCF January & February 2016

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The beginning of a new year is always a time of anticipation. This is especially true for WCF as we begin 2016. January 1 marked the start of a new era at WCF, with the organization… Read More

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WCF November & December 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Outgoing WCF President Bill Guyton shared some of his favorite moments and final reflections of his tenure at WCF over the last 15 years. This year, WCF celebrated 15 years of efforts led by Bill that… Read More

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WCF September & October 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE In May 2014, WCF Board Members traveled to West Africa to launch “CocoaAction”, an industry strategy designed to improve livelihoods and farm productivity for more than 300,000 small scale cocoa farmers.  This trip culminated… Read More

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WCF July & August 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE On June 30 and July 1, 2015, more than 300 leaders in the global cocoa sustainability community, representing 25 countries, gathered in Washington, D.C., for WCF’s 27th Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair. Read More

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WCF May & June 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Asia is critically important to the global chocolate and cocoa market, both from a sourcing and consumer perspective. As in other parts of the world, cocoa is primarily grown on small, family-operated farms, with Indonesia,… Read More

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WCF March & April 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE It’s hard to imagine that WCF is celebrating its 15th anniversary.  I recall my initial interview in 2000 with a panel of six company representatives where I was asked why I felt qualified to… Read More

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WCF January & February 2015

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE On behalf of WCF, I hope your new year is off to a positive start. 2014 was a defining year for WCF and I want to reflect on some of our achievements in order… Read More

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WCF October & November 2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE In September and October, WCF welcomed newly elected companies to our Board of Directors, forged new levels of collaboration with key partners, and coordinated an industry-led rapid response to a health crisis in West… Read More

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