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World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Claro Blacio: Mapping cropping systems and farming practices , (Presentation) , Claro Blacio , 2016 , International Agribusiness Consulting , Spanish
World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: CEIRD: Exportaciones de cacao en La Republica Dominicana World Cocoa Conference , (Presentation) , Vladimir Hernandez , 2016 , Centro de Exportación e Inversión de la República Dominicana , Spanish
World Cocoa Conference 2016 Presentations: Road to Sustainability: Initiatives by Industry , (Presentation) , Barry Parkin , 2016 , World Cocoa Foundation , English
Production models for the future: exploring the possibilities by Philippe Bastide (CIRAD) , (Presentation) , Philippe Bastide , 2016 , CIRAD , English
Pioneering in emerging markets: The case of fine chocolate in India by Jane Mason (Mason & Co Chocolate) , (Presentation) , Jane Mason , 2016 , Mason & Co Chocolate , English
Recognizing excellence – award winning cocoa of excellence samples by Ed Seguine and Brigitte Laliberté – Cocoa of Excellence , (Presentation) , Ed Seguine, Brigitte Laliberté , 2016 , Cocoa of Excellence , English

Sustainable Cocoa Forum

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productivity & quality
economic policies
public-private partnerships
Germany, public-private partnerships, productivity & quality, commodity markets

This presentation summarizes the goals and objectives of the Sustainable Cocoa Forum which was founded in June 2012 in Berlin. It is a joint initiative by the German Government, civil society and the German private sector. The initiative’s secretariat is provided by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The forum aims to improve the living conditions of cocoa farmers and at the same time guaranteeing supply of raw materials and preventing low yields, poor production methods and high post-harvest losses for the confectionery industry. The German Government, the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), the Federal Association of the German Retail Grocery Trade (BVL) and individual companies have pledged funds to finance the forum up until the end of 2014. After that, the initiative is to become self-funding through membership fees.

Farmers & production


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