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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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    WCF ECHOES Participation in World Day Against Child Labour

    Entry: Margaret Odotei, World Cocoa Foundation Three hours of heavy rain and one hour of drizzle was hardly enough to stop the enthusiastic children, community members, government officials, development partners and officials from the cocoa industry…Read More »

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    Côte d’Ivoire Launches Its First Cocoa PPP Platform

    Entry: Mbalo Ndiaye, World Cocoa Foundation May 21, 2012, marked a significant step in the Government of Côte d’Ivoire’s commitment to setting the ways for a stronger relationship with the cocoa industry and other stakeholders. On…Read More »

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    7th WCF/CLP Steering Committee Field Visit – Côte d’Ivoire

    Entry: Mina Lassey, World Cocoa Foundation The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program is a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and 16 WCF industry members that was formed in 2009 to increase the livelihoods of approximately 200,000…Read More »

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