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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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WCF August & September 2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE In troubled times of Ebola outbreaks, civil conflicts and natural disasters, it is sometimes helpful to step back and take stock of how the development community has banded together in the past to address similar… Read More

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WCF June & July 2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE The positive reactions to our announcement in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana this past May of CocoaAction continue to provide confirmation that the strategy is truly groundbreaking and offers great promise for accelerating sustainability in the… Read More

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WCF April & May 2014

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE Dear Members and Colleagues, The past few months have been busy and rewarding at the World Cocoa Foundation. There are several significant events that we wanted to share with you. First… Read More

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