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Some Challenges in the Cocoa industry (Publication)

What challenges are facing Cocoa internationally?

Letter of intent : sustainable cocoa consumption and cocoa production (Publication)

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...


The Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) was commissioned by Solidaridad, in partnership with Marks & Spencer, to understand the unmet needs of cocoa growing communities in Ghana, ideate new SME service concepts and develop high-level business models.

Cocoa farming models and markets (Presentation)

Aim: The Netherlands Embassy organised a seminar, hosted by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) to reinforce Dutch-Trinidad & Tobabgo (T&T) links in the area of cocoa. The aim was to provide information on cocoa production and recent trends in Dutch...

Determination of Cocoa Prices in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Côte d’Ivoire and Indonesia (Publication)

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...

Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain’ (Publication)

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...

Upscaling sustainability initiatives in international commodity chains; Examples from cocoa, coffee and soy value chains in the Netherlands (Publication)

This study reports on the extent to which sustainability initiatives in the cocoa, coffee and soy value chains
have been scaled up by companies. We have investigated how the private sector can be further stimulated to
engage in, sustain and increase their involvement in actions to...

CocoaAction Monitoring & Evaluation Guide (Publication)

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...



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