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Crops & soil - international research institutes

On this page you will find an overview of international research institutes that mainly conduct fundamental research on topics like genetic modification, resistent cocoa varieties, soil fertility, and more.

Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum

The Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum was held on 22 November 2010 at Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. It was organized by the Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum (CFCF) project team, with lead partner The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), and other partners; The Cocoa Industry Board Jamaica,...

The Chocolate Life : discover chocolate and live La Vida Cocoa!

The on-line community for chocophiles, and aspiring chocophiles, to explore, learn, and share. Includes a discussion forum, blogs, 10 groups, and photos and events pages. Some discussions on Pacific cocoa, including cocoa from Samoa and Hawaii.

Sustainable Tree Crops Program

The Sustainable Tree Crops Program (STCP) started in 2000. It is a public-private partnership and innovation platform that seeks to generate growth in rural income among tree crop farmers in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in West/Central Africa. This is achieved by...

UPCOCOA Cameroon

The UPCOCOA project in Cameroon came into existence in October 2006. It is a four-year project which focuses on upgrading the capacities of cocoa farmers and their organisations. The UPCOCOA project aims at creating professional and sustainable cocoa businesses. This involves tackling problems...

UTZ Certified Cocoa

Consumers are increasingly aware of the challenges faced by the cocoa sector in which farmers face poor labour conditions and have to cope with problems as poor soil fertility, aging tree stocks and improper use of chemicals and uncontrolled deforestation. Consumers want products that are grown...

European Chocolate and Cocoa Industry : committed to cocoa farming families

This is a website of the Association of chocolate, biscuit and confectionery industries of the European Union. For the companies that use cocoa, the way forward is clear: help the cocoa farming family thrive. Their efforts are focussed on three strands of activity including economic development...

Source Trust - sustainability in action

Source Trust is a not-for-profit organisation set up by Armajaro Trading Ltd to help farmers improve their livelihoods through better crop yields and quality, achieved through sustainable farming practices. On the projects page of the organization's website you can download brochures about...

Common Fund for Commodities (CFC)

The Common Fund for Commodities has financed development projects for nearly two decades through its mandate, which is to enhance social and economic development in commodity dependent developing countries.

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