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    US$14m Package For Cocoa Farmers In Africa

    Over 100,000 cocoa farmers in four Central and West African countries, including Ghana, are to benefit from a US$14 million package from the Africa Cocoa Initiative (ACI) within the next five years. Read more

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    Initiative Launched to Benefit Cocoa Farmers in West, Central Africa

    The Washington, D.C.-based World Cocoa Foundation, the U.S. government’s Feed the Future initiative, and the Netherlands-basedSustainable Trade Initiative have announced the launch of a five-year, $14 million effort to boost the productivity and incomes of cocoa farmers in the Ivory…Read More »

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    $14 million cocoa project for four African states


    Farmers from four cocoa producing countries in West and Central Africa are set to benefit from a $14 million project by the World Cocoa Foundation(WCF) and the  African Cocoa Initiative (ACI) aimed at increasing productivity, incomes…Read More »

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    The chocolate wars: Researchers and growers are trying new tactics in the escalating fight against fungi

    Lyndel Meinhardt waited as his guide chopped through the thick Peruvian underbrush, clearing a path through the jungle to something more desirable — and delicious — than any Indiana Jones artifact: a cacao tree naturally resistant…Read More »

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    Chocolate’s Cheap Thrill at Risk

    Valentine’s Day is Tuesday, Feb. 14, a day when millions of people in the U.S. like to buy sweets for their sweethearts. Read more

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    How Big Chocolate plans to save its cocoa supply

    A Hershey’s Kiss is more complicated than it looks. Most of the cocoa in it and other chocolate candies comes from West Africa, and it makes its way through a long supply chain to get to…Read More »

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    World Cocoa Foundation 2011 Recap

    The Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP) ended its term in 2011 on a successful note. WCF programs such as the Cocoa Livelihoods Program (WCF/CLP) and Empowering Cocoa Households with Opportunities and Education Solutions (ECHOES) program continue…Read More »

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    The Future of Chocolate

    To the ancient Mayans, it was the food of the gods. Nineteenth-century Cubans used it as an aphrodisiac. In the 20th century American culinary authority Fannie Farmer recommended its “stimulating effect” for “cases of enfeebled digestion.”…Read More »

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    African Cocoa Initiative Unveiled

    The ACI is led by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), which is based in The Netherlands, and WCF member companies.…Read More »

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