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Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

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New seed varieties help cocoa crops thrive in CameroonArticle

A new seed variety called "Brazilian cacao" is now widely in use, providing far better yields to Cameroonian farmers...

18 Mar 2020

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change award
Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative shortlisted for climate change awardArticle

Ethiopia's Green Legacy Initiative has been shortlisted for The Climate Coalition's Green Heart Hero Award...

28 Feb 2020

Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industry
Ghana's cocoa farmers are trapped by the chocolate industryArticle

The chocolate industry is worth more than $80bn a year. But some cocoa farmers in parts of West Africa are poorer now than they were in the 1970s or 1980s...

Michael E Odijie 11 Oct 2019

Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperatives
Cargill, IFC renew partnership in strengthening cocoa producing cooperativesArticle

Cargill and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have announced the renewal of their partnership which will facilitate the introduction of new initiatives to strengthen cocoa producing cooperatives...

3 Oct 2019

Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggs
Mon Choco's eco-friendly Easter eggsArticle

As Easter approaches, all over the world orders ramp up for chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. But, have you ever thought about where chocolate comes from and its environmental impact?

18 Apr 2019

Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate products
Mondelez to add Cocoa Life / 'Helping Farmers to Grow' symbol on chocolate productsArticle

Global snack company Mondelez International, Inc. has announced plans of adding the message 'Helping Farmers to Grow' on its chocolate products, in considering environmental, social and ethical factors when choosing where to source key ingredients...

1 Apr 2019

Winning with sustainability in retail
Winning with sustainability in retailArticle

While there's pessimism in the air with regards to global product sales, every day there are also groundbreaking changes being implemented by brands and activists who genuinely want to be the change when it comes to sustainability...

Vanessa Hilton-Barber 1 Apr 2019

Is 'chocapocalypse' looming? Why we need to understand what's at stake
Is 'chocapocalypse' looming? Why we need to understand what's at stakeArticle

No more chocolate by 2050? Several articles have pointed recently that we are heading to a major chocolate crisis...

Jovana Stanisljevic 4 Sep 2018

Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forests
Mondelez International cocoa MoU to help protect Ghana's forestsArticle

Mondelez International is contributing $5m over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming...

24 Jan 2018

Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa production
Ghana aims to regain top spot in cocoa productionArticle

The country is the second-biggest supplier of cocoa worldwide, beaten only by its West African neighbour, Cote D'Ivoire. But Ghana was once the world champion...

Kwaku Botwe 12 Oct 2017

I.Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates
I.Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling ratesArticle

Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kilo for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices...

3 Oct 2017

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Cocoa in a world of environmental changes - time for “uncommon collaboration”Article

The cocoa sector in West Africa is facing many well-known problems. That is a fact. Only by joining forces can we solve the challenges and contribute to sustainable growth and development of the cocoa sector...

Svein Tore Holsether 6 Sep 2017

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How a lack of access to reliable weather data is hurting African farmersArticle

Farmers can't access reliable and usable weather data. Information is often unavailable and even if it does exist, the quality is poor or it's inaccessible to those who need it most...

Stephen Yeboah 5 Jul 2017

Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producers
Food security: how Fairtrade helps level the playing field for small producersArticle

Paradoxically, of the one billion people classified as food insecure by the United Nations, about 500 million are smallholder farmers in developing economies...

Bob Doherty 24 Jan 2017

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Mondelez initiative to enhance capacity of cocoa farmersArticle

As production of cocoa has failed to keep pace with world demand, prices have steadily been rising for several years. Mondelez International is taking steps to help cocoa farmers boost production...

6 Dec 2016

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Improving the lives of Ghanaian cocoa farmersArticle

Together with a team of cocoa and agriculture experts from Ghana and Denmark, research has improved fermenting techniques of raw cocoa beans...

5 Dec 2016

- Prospectors pan for gold at a gold mine on a cocoa farm near Bouafle, Ivory Coast in March. A gold rush in the Ivory Coast and Ghana threatens cocoa production in the two nations, which account for 60 percent of the world's supply of cocoa. Luc Gnago / Reuters
Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of droughtArticle

Once a cocoa planter, Ferdinand Konan Yao has joined the ranks of fellow farmers who have abandoned Ivory Coast's top cash crop to work in clandestine gold mines buried deep in the plantations...

5 Sep 2016

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The revolution that matters to AfricaArticle

Africa is ripe for its own industrial revolution, but with 70 percent of Africans dependent on agriculture for their livelihoods...

Carl Manlan 1 Aug 2016

#ThePowerOfChoice in choosing fair trade products
#ThePowerOfChoice in choosing fair trade productsArticle

"What if you could fight climate change by simply drinking your morning coffee? Or give a farm worker's kid a better education by merely sipping your Chardonnay?"

11 May 2016

CNN International launches 'Cocoa-nomics'
CNN International launches 'Cocoa-nomics'Article

CNN has launched a new CNN Freedom Project documentary, 'Cocoa-nomics', from the cocoa plantations of the Ivory Coast presented by Richard Quest. The documentary highlights the fight against child labour.

28 Feb 2014

Million people to be assisted in cocoa farmingArticle

As the world's largest chocolate company Mondelez International will invest $400 million over the next ten years to improve the livelihoods and living conditions of more 200 000 cocoa farmers and about one million people in cocoa farming communities.

21 Nov 2012

Cadbury Faircrows empower farmers via Fairtrade
Cadbury Faircrows empower farmers via FairtradeArticle

Following the launch of Fairtrade-certified Dairy Milk plain slabs last year, Cadbury this month launched Faircrows - an interactive campaign aimed at protecting and empowering small-scale cocoa farmers in rural Africa through Fairtrade.

11 Apr 2012

Hershey to invest US$10 million in cocoa production in West Africa
Hershey to invest US$10 million in cocoa production in West AfricaArticle

The Hershey Company recently announced its plan to reinforce cocoa sustainability efforts by accelerating farmer and family development in West Africa, where 70% of the world's cocoa is grown.

1 Feb 2012

Fairtrade expects boom after Cadbury certificationArticle

Retail sales of Fairtrade products in SA are set to increase by more than eight times as a result of Kraft Foods SA achieving Fairtrade certification for its much-loved Cadbury Dairy Milk Plain chocolate.

Zeenat Moorad 8 Jun 2011

Farmers complain about the high cost of transport in AfricaArticle

ACCRA: A lack of adequate infrastructure, particularly access roads, has been identified by African farmers as one of the major obstacles hindering them from getting their crops to markets. They said that the high cost of transporting their produce to market made them reluctant to even consider increasing the size of their farming operations.

Remmy Nweke 6 Sep 2010

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