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World's capacity for processing beans has grown faster than demand for finished products.

Cocoa fact sheet, Wegner, Lucia , 04/2012, The Hague, p.12, (2012) Wegner (2012) Cocoa factsheet.pdf (431.09 KB)

Working paper prepared by Wageningen UR for an event about inclusive agri-markets in The Hague in 2012. The paper gives a summary of the cocoa industry, focussing especially on production in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. The paper also focusses on how businesses and other organisations related to the...

Clear and short summary of an ISEAL Alliance survey that collected data from 101 business leaders. The survey was about the use of sustainability standards. 70% of the respondents say there is a strong business case for sustainability standards.

The UTZ Certified and Solidaridad cocoa programme aims to improve sustainability in cocoa supply chains through implementing UTZ Certification and training activities. LEI Wageningen UR has been commissioned by Solidaridad and UTZ Certified to conduct a baseline assessment of six cocoa projects...

This thesis aims to identify business strategies to close the gap between the current and the potential conditions in the cocoa production industry, comparing the situations in Colombia and Mexico.

On the basis of meaningful background information of the countries and their cocoa...

Nigeria’s cocoa production at 300,000 tons in 2013 showed an increase of 7 percent as compared to the previous year. The Government of Nigeria (GON) under its Cocoa Transformation Action Plan (CTAP) has targeted cocoa production to increase by 40 percent to reach 500,000 tons by 2015. GON...

This paper examined the cocoa supply chain in Ghana using Transroyal (GH) Ltd as well as producing a supply chain model that is peculiar to transroyal Ghana limited. The paper conducted with strong data reliability and found to address some pertinent factors affecting the logistical drivers of...

The cocoa production and marketing in West Africa (specifically Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana) is presented. Tabular information on the structure of the cocoa industries in 8 major cocoa producing countries is provided, including that of Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia,...

To achieve a more sustainable world cocoa economy the industry needs to start taking more focused action as soon as possible. Data on the current situation needs to be collected, publicly reported, activities towards sustainability goals need to be developed and the resulting improvements should...

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