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Social entrepreneurship and cocoa farmers (Presentation)

In this audio lecture, company executive John Kehoe, Vice President of Sourcing and Development at TCHO, San Franciso's only chocolate factory, talks about how the firm not only produces high-end chocolate products, but also helps farmers in developing countries. He discusses challenges...

Caribbean fine cocoa industry (Presentation)

An overview of the fine cocoa industries of Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago is presented. The cocoa industry structures of Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaica are compared. New models for commercial success are discussed. Success stories from Grenada and St. Lucia are highlighted....

Entrepreneurial agriculture, agricultural entrepreneurship and cocoa-farming communities in Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica (Presentation)

Professor Thompson of the University of Trinidad and Tobago’s (UTT) Centre for Production Systems speaks in her presentation about entrepreneurship in cocoa farming with a role for agricultural research and innovation. An interdisciplinary approach is highlighted to aim for economically...

European consumer market and Caribbean fine cocoa (Presentation)

The viewpoints of a European, quality chocolate producer are presented. It is increasingly difficult to source high-quality cocoa. From early 2009 to late 2010 prices rose by about 24%. Better management could increase productivity by 10% immediately. The main producers are Ecuador, Papua New...

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION: Women & cocoa farming: “bridging the gap” (Presentation)

Wives of cocoa farmers are regularly involved in 12 of the 19 key stages in cocoa production. The efficiency, fairness, and sustainability of not involving women in cocoa interventions is put in doubt. An example is given of an intervention to overcome gender constraints in Honduras.

Direct sourcing and sustainability (Presentation)

Direct sourcing is one of the strategies used by global cocoa companies, including Cargill in Vietnam, Chocolats Halab from Switzerland, and Luker Cocoa in Colombia. It allows these companies a more direct involvement with improving sustainability, extension, certification, and livelihoods.

Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum (Website)

The Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum was held on 22 November 2010 at Hyatt Regency in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad. It was organized by the Caribbean Fine Cocoa Forum (CFCF) project team, with lead partner The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), and other partners; The Cocoa Industry Board Jamaica,...



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