Fine Flavor Cocoa, Quality, and Genetics Highlighted at World Cocoa Foundation Meetings in San Salvador

September 7, 2015

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Fine Flavor Cocoa, Quality, and Genetics Highlighted at World Cocoa Foundation Meetings in San Salvador

SAN SALVADOR (September 7, 2015) – The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) kicked off a series of cocoa-related meetings in San Salvador today to raise Latin American awareness about issues related to fine flavor cocoa, quality and plant genetics.

The meetings mark the first of their kind in El Salvador and will navigate the nuances of fine flavor cocoa and cocoa quality, areas of growing interest for the cocoa and chocolate industry. Elite scientists, industry experts, government representatives and NGOs from the region will discuss the market outlook, opportunities for further developing this segment of this market, the latest research, and the role of capacity building.  Later in the week, researchers from public and private institutions in the region will meet to discuss strategies for adapting cocoa production to climate change and addressing disease pressures.

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