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This Appendix to the report “Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain” presents the results of the qualitative fieldwork and elaborates on pricing mechanisms in five cocoa producing countries and how public-private interactions have developed over time. For each...

This report explores to what extent market concentration in the cocoa value chain is responsible for the widespread poverty of cocoa farmers. The report finds that market concentration among chocolate manufacturers and cocoa processors is not the key cause. Instead, there are two other key...

This document outlines the high level principles behind CocoaAction data collection alignment.This document outlines in detail the requirements for 2016 data collection. In accordance with the continuous improvement concept of CocoaAction, certain indicators and data collection routines will be...

In the spring of 2013, Oxfam’s Behind the Brands initiative launched a campaign to urge food and beverage companies to do more to ensure equal rights and treatment of women in their supply chains. The campaign focused on Mars, Mondelez and Nestle, who together source nearly 30 percent of the...

This document presents the full evaluation framework used by the independent evaluator to assess the cocoa gender assessment and action plans published by Mars, Mondelēz International and Nestlé in Summer 20141 . This document was initially produced as an internal working paper, but can be...

The Executive Director presents his compliments and has the honour to inform Members and Observers that the attention of the ICCO Secretariat has been drawn to attempts by individuals to move cocoa planting material and cocoa germplasm from one cocoa growing region/country to another without...

With over $6 billion dollars in sales every year, the Hershey Company is one of the world’s largest producers of chocolate and candy products. Hershey’s products are sold in more than 70 countries and include Hershey’s Kisses and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars as well as brands such as Reese’s,...

This paper is the initial stage in identifying cocoa supply chain and proposes a conceptual framework of its traceability system. Moreover, this paper aims at linking the traceability to performances of the chains as a driver to reach sustainability.

This report documents how revenues from the cocoa trade have contributed to funding armed conflict and how opportunities for enrichment from cocoa through corruption and misuse of revenues, both by the government and the rebel group Forces Nouvelles (FN), continue to undermine the resolution of...

In its Corporate Responsibility Overview 2011 ADM highlights its activities for cocoa on page 6.

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