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Over 25 retailers, chocolate producers and NGOs signed a letter of intent initiated by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV) and IDH on sustainable cacao. The signing parties aim to support the revitalization of cocoa production in West-Africa to allow for the consumption of...

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...

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...

The cocoa bean shell is the major by-product of the cocoa bean during its processing into cocoa products. The cocoa bean shell makes about 10 – 12 % of the weight of the cocoa bean. Tons of the cocoa bean shell is disposed off as waste every year. Research over the years has been focused on...

This study investigated the compliance of marketers of agrochemicals with the approved and banned cocoa pesticides in selected cocoa producing states of southwest Nigeria. Primary data was collected through the use of structured questionnaire administered to randomly selected agrochemical...

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...

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...

CocoaMAP giving sharper picture of cocoa's future, NCA_Journal , NCA Journal, 09/2012, Volume 2, Issue Fall, p.14, (2012)

With beta-testing starting this fall in Ghana, Ivory Coast and Indonesia, the WCF's Cocoa Measurement and Progress (CocoaMAP) initiative is the first program of its kind to track the advancements of the cocoa sector's performance and sustainability efforts, providing an overview of the health of...

This report is one of the studies produced under the project "Sustainable development in the 21st century" (SD21), an undertaking of the Division for Sustainable Development of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA). The overarching objective of the SD21 project...

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