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    Cocoa Paper Blog

    Cocoa Paper was proud to attend the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) partnership meeting held in Washington DC on June 13 & 14, 2012. Represented by Kate Janetski, Managing Director of PT. Community Solutions International, Cocoa Paper…Read More »

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    New Fertilizer Blend Arrives in the Famous Cocoa Belt of Soubre

    This post originally appeared in the Mars Sustainable Cocoa Initiative blog. Cocoa producing regions throughout Côte d’Ivoire are battling declining yields and increased tree mortality, but affordable fertilizer production and distribution is one of the most…Read More »

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    Mars’ Vision for Change Program Acknowledged by Ivorian Leaders to Address Worst Forms of Child Labor in Côte d’Ivoire

    This post originally appeared in the Mars Sustainable Cocoa Initiative blog. I last posted about a series of meetings in January involving representatives from the Governments of Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, officials of the US Department of…Read More »

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    NJBiz sits down with Mars Global Chocolate President Grant Reid

    This post originally appeared on the Mars Sustainable Cocoa Initiative blog. Grant Reid talked with last week with NJBiz reporter Melinda Caliendo about Mars’s vision to purchase all our cocoa from sustainable sources by 2020. Mars…Read More »

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    WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program Pilots Digital Green in Ghana

    Entry: Ethan Budiansky, World Cocoa Foundation Recently, the WCF CLP participants from the New Ebudiase area in the Ashanti Region of Ghana completed a training in the use of Digital Green technologies for cocoa extension.  Digital…Read More »

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    GRANJA LUKER ‐ 50 years

    CasaLuker is a family‐owned enterprise founded more than 100 years ago, in 1906, in the small Colombian city of Manizales. Recently, CasaLuker celebrated the 50th anniversary of the founding of La Granja Luker (Luker Farm), currently one…Read More »

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    WCF/ACI Cameroon Launch

    Entry: Marisa Yoneyama, World Cocoa Foundation The WCF African Cocoa Initiative (WCF/ACI) was officially launched in Cameroon, during a ceremony in Yaounde on July 20th. The signing and exchange of the memorandum of understanding between the…Read More »

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    WCF and First Lady of Côte d’Ivoire Partner to Improve Cocoa Communities

    Entry: Marisa Yoneyama, World Cocoa Foundation On July 19th, first lady of Côte d’Ivoire, Dominique Ouattara, and president of WCF, Bill Guyton, signed an agreement to develop and implement educational and vocational training programs to benefit…Read More »

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    Shared Value in Côte D’Ivoire: Creating a Vibrant Cocoa Sector

    A few years ago, Mars was faced with the idea that we needed another Côte d’Ivoire to produce enough cocoa to meet the world’s growing chocolate demand by 2020. Given that cocoa was becoming a less…Read More »

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    World Cocoa Foundation Conference

    This post originally appeared on the Cocoa Paper blog. Cocoa Paper was proud to attend the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) partnership meeting held in Washington DC on June 13 & 14, 2012.  Read more

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