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To share, meet and learn for sustainable cocoa


Tuesday, 26 September 2017

The Origin Chocolate Event takes place in seven halls of the beautiful Royal Tropical Institute. You can experience, taste and learn about all...

Wednesday, 07 June 2017

The new organization will create a single agriculture sustainability standard, it will simplify the certification process and continue to improve...

Thursday, 09 June 2016

On 22-25 May 2016 the 3rd World Cocoa Conference took place in The Dominican Republic. Over 1300 participants from 64 countries attended the...

Wednesday, 08 June 2016

An International Cocoa Research Network and Conference
Meeting notes, Bavaro Dominican Republic, 26 May 2016

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Amsterdam, 29 april 2016

Vandebron laat iedereen zelf 100% duurzame energie kopen van onafhankelijke producenten, zoals boeren met een...

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

The department of Food Science and Technology of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in partnership with the Cocoa Processing...

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

• Pattern of volatile substances traceable to region
• Method usable in fraud...

Thursday, 07 April 2016

Strengthening position of farmers in cocoa value chain

The DFFS provides an alternative interface for interactions between farmers,...

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Join us at CMT’s 2nd Cocoa Revolution in Ho Chi Minh, 9-11 March 2016 for the honored address by Laurent Pipitone, Director of the Economics and...

Monday, 04 January 2016

Can you imagine a world without chocolate? No? But will it always be available and what are the challenges the makers face today? And did you know...


You can find the New 2015 Cocoa Barometer here:

The aim of Chocoa was to stimulate the production and consumption of sustainable cocoa and chocolate. The conference offered a platform to key note speakers in the industry. In collaboration with the Royal Tropical Institute, we invited representatives of conventional and niche markets from producing and consuming countries to share their innovations, experiences and knowledge during lectures and sessions.

Specific characteristics of fine or flavour and single origin cocoa make it easier to meet the strict sustainability criteria. For this reason these beans are very suitable for the growth in volume of sustainable cocoa. How can mainstream cocoa benefit from the experiences of sustainable cocoa and other commodities? It is one of the topics during the conference.

Large manufacturers and distributors of chocolate are committing themselves more and more to the principles of sustainable cocoa. In 2010 the Dutch Government signed a treaty with large companies striving for a complete sustainable cocoa consumption in The Netherlands by 2025. How far are they with achieving those goals? National and international policies on sustainable cocoa were discussed.

There was lectures, debates and parallel sessions about the current problems and opportunities. The demand is growing while the general production of cocoa is declining. What can be done to tackle this? What are the consequences of climate change on cocoa production? Also the opportunities were examined. For example, could the promotion of gender equality positively influence the production?

The conference was all in English. For any questions you can reach us at CocoaConnect or please contact Visit the website at:

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