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    WCF Welcomes New Members & Staff

    The World Cocoa Foundation’s work is made possible by the active support and contributions of member companies and a strong network of global partners. WCF is pleased to welcome new members in 2011 and 2012: Darrell…Read More »

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    WCF Receives 2012 Academy Prize

    Entry: Geert Waelkens, World Cocoa Foundation On May 15th the World Cocoa Foundation received the 2012 Academy Prize of the Académie Française du Chocolat et de la Confiserie (French Chocolate and Confectionery Academy). The Academy prize, awarded…Read More »

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    A ‘Green Revolution’ in the West African cocoa belt

    Over two-thirds of global cocoa production comes from small farms carved out of the humid forests of Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon in West Africa. Cacao in West Africa was introduced in the late 1800s…Read More »

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    Blommer Chocolate Plots Sustainability Roadmap

    Blommer Chocolate Company, Chicago, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its plans to invest an incremental $45 million in cocoa sustainability efforts by 2020 as a part of its…Read More »

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    Cash crops as the cornerstone of food security: the case for cocoa

    More than 70 per cent of the world’s cocoa comes from West Africa, accounting for US$8 billion in annual revenues for the region.  The crop forms the economic backbone of many West African countries and provides…Read More »

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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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