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    FG plans to boost cocoa output

    Nigeria’s Federal Government on Thursday announced plans to increase cocoa production as parts of its effort to restore the country’s lost glory in the production of the cash crop. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr…Read More »

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    June 2012 WCF/USDA Research Update

    The WCF/USDA Research Update is authored by Dr. Robert Lumsden. RESEARCH GROUPS: From Andrew Daymond: To all our cocoa colleagues, Please find the latest edition of the International Cocoa Quarantine Centre Newsletter:  ICQR June Newsletter. From Chris Turnbull,…Read More »

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    Hershey’s CocoaLink Mobile Phone Program Delivers 100,000 Farmer and Family Messages During First Year in Ghana

    Ghana cocoa farmers have received more than 100,000 messages related to better farming and family well-being during the first year of CocoaLink, a mobile phones outreach program, sponsored by The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY), the Ghana…Read More »

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    Six Figures: Anne Alonzo

    When Anne Alonzo was growing up in Chicago’s Latino communities of Pilsen, Little Village and Marquette Park, she remembers thinking she would grow up to be perhaps a secretary or court reporter. Little did she know at the time…Read More »

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    The Secrets of See’s Candies

    FORTUNE — The plant workers of See’s Candies start arriving each day at 4 a.m. In Los Angeles and San Francisco they stand at their stations and drizzle fondant onto maple pecan bonbons or count the…Read More »

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    Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara’s Speech at WCF MOU Signing

    I am very happy to be with you today in Washington, DC for this meeting which testifies to our collective action against child trafficking and exploitation on cocoa plantations. First of all, I would like to…Read More »

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    Group Backs Cameroon Cocoa Output

    A report in Fraternite Matin (p. 11) says that the U.S.-based World Cocoa Foundation has granted an award to Ivorian First Lady Dominique Ouattara for “her campaign against child labor.” Mrs Ouattara received the award during…Read More »

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    Barry Callebaut Trains 50 cooperatives to be Certified by Rainforest Alliance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND–(Marketwire -07/27/12)- Cocoa Horizons initiative accelerates sustainable cocoa production * More than 15,000 cocoa farmers trained in Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) * All cocoa-growing regions in Côte d’Ivoire are represented * Farmers earn a premium…Read More »

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    Ferrero Expands Operations in South Africa

    TO MEET the anticipated increase in demand for its confectionery in SA, the Ferrero Group plans to increase production and employ more people, the company said yesterday. “Although we are at the very early stages, the…Read More »

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    Hershey Fires up Retail Machine in Global Brand Push

    The Hershey Company, America’s number one chocolate manufacturer best known for its Hershey’s and Kisses billion-dollar power brands, is on a global mission to grow its turnover to US$10 billion in five years and double its…Read More »

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