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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...

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...

There appears to be a growing consensus that a severe cocoa-supply shortage is a distinct reality in the near future.The math is simple; a mere 3 percent growth in consumption would require the addition of nearly 1.8 million metric tons of cocoa by 2025

Certification of agricultural products is an increasingly common tool that
is expected to contribute to agricultural improvement, farmer well-being,
poverty alleviation, reduced environmental impact and food safety. In an
increasingly competitive market, processors,...

This report, prepared by the ICCO Secretariat, contains the summary proceedings and outcome of the World Cocoa Conference 2014. The report includes the Amsterdam Cocoa Declaration as well as an updated Conference Programme. The list of presentations and other documents are available on the ICCO...

Sustainable Cocoa. The Netherlands and the International Cocoa Sector, , World Cocoa Conference - The Netherlands, 09/2014, (2014) 20140603_Cocoa_folder_ENG_lr.pdf (1.28 MB)

Sustainable commodities are high on the social and political agenda in The Netherlands. Most efforts focus on commodities where The Netherlands plays a significant role in the supply chain and where involved stakeholders are motivated to work towards substantive social, economic and ecological...

World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, , World Cocoa Conference - Interactive Sessions, 06/2014, (0) 20140605_Interactive_sessions_WCC.pdf (563.85 KB)

During the World Cocoa Conference a number of interactive sessions are organized on relevant topics and challenges. While enjoying lunch, you are all invited to participate, contribute and learn together with the organizers of these sessions, including Wageningen UR, IDH, GAIN, WCF, KIT, ADM,...

This booklet presents you with the outcomes and insights of seven independent impact studies into three of the IDH sector programs. Based on a methodology and plan approved by the Dutch Ministry of Development Cooperation and International Trade, these studies thoroughly investigate the impact...

The future of the world cocoa economy depends on the availability of genetic diversity and the sustainable use of this broad genetic base to breed improved varieties. Decreasing cacao genetic diversity (in situ, on-farm and conserved in collections) is a serious problem and all its many causes...

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