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Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, MAUSER, ANNIEK , Chocoa 2014, 03/2014, Amsterdam, (2014) Anniek Mauser.pdf (5.37 MB)

We only have one planet, not three. How can we ensure sustainability?

BÁVARO COCOA DECLARATION - World Cocoa Conference 2016, , World Cocoa Conference, 05/2016, Bavaro, The Dominican Republic, (2016) Bávaro Cocoa Declaration - May 2016 - English (1).pdf (184.11 KB)

At the kind invitation of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the Government of The Dominican Republic, around 1,300 participants from 64 countries gathered in Bávaro from 22-25 May 2016 for the Third World Cocoa Conference (WCC3). The purpose of the conference was to map progress...

The economics of chocolate, Swinnen, johan, and Squicciarini Mara , Chocoa 2015, 01/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 2 - Jo Swinnen.pptx (3.9 MB)

In this factsheet, data sources are presented that can be used to find information
about factors that may influence the implementation and outcomes of activities by
UTZ Certified and partners. In this overview, we do not list the influencing factors
for which no publicly...

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...

Price premiums necessary to incentivize switching from conventional (inorganic) to organic cocoa (Theobroma cacao) production in Ghana are identified. Optimal, phased-replacement models for orchard management are used to determine when switching from conventional to organic is profitable. The...

Brokerage information on cocoa futures and options is presented.

Commodities under neoliberalism: the case of cocoa, Haque, Irfan Ul , G-24 Discussion Paper Series, 2004///, New York and Geneva, (2004)

The paper examines the case of cocoa as an illustration of the problems faced by primary commodity producers and attempts to show that the conditions are favourable for cocoa producers to coordinate their production policies in order to maintain satisfactory cocoa prices, which is needed to...

The present document highlights the impact of import tariffs and VAT on the cocoa value chain. Furthermore, it reviews the incidence of indirect taxes and custom duties on cocoa beans, cocoa liquor, cocoa cake, cocoa butter, and cocoa powder. This document does not cover indirect taxes and...

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