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First Conference on Economics and Politics of Chocolate

The Conference on the Economics and Politics of Chocolate was the first ever social science conference on topics related to chocolate. The conference was held from 16th to 18th of September 2012 in Leuven, Belgium.

Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI)

The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform was created by the food industry to actively support the development of and to communicate worldwide about sustainable agriculture involving the different stakeholders of the food chain. Members include major cocoa buyers such as Nestlé, ECOM...

Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy (documents)

The Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy was inaugurated in December 2003 in order to encourage the active participation of experts from the private sector in the work of the Organization and to promote a continuous dialogue among experts from the public and private sectors. Since its...

Fair Labor Association

As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due...

The Cocoa Merchants' Association of America, Inc. (CMAA)

The principal objects of the Association are to foster trade and welfare of the cocoa beans and cocoa products industry in the United States; to obtain for its membership the benefits to be secured by friendly intercourse among those engaged in importing and trading in cocoa beans and cocoa...

Barry Callebaut

Barry Callebaut is one of the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality cocoa and chocolate products. It provides a comprehensive range of services in the fields of product development, processing, training and marketing. The company is actively engaged in initiatives and projects that...

Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute

The Agro Eco-Louis Bolk Institute is a mid-sized, independent international organisation specialised in participatory research and advice on organic and sustainable agriculture, international development, nutrition and health care. It focusses on the broader context of development by linking...


TCHOSource is a program dedicated to partnering directly with the cocoa growers and working closely with them to produce great cacao. TCHOSource provides innovation, technology and know-how that empower the cocoa growers to improve their livelihoods and hone their craft.

Divine Chocolate

In autumn 1998, Divine, the first ever Fairtrade chocolate bar aimed at the mass market was launched onto the UK confectionery market. In an exciting new business model, the co-operative of cocoa farmers in Ghana own shares in the company making the chocolate bar.

Cocoa - Sustainable Trade Initiative

Cocoa is one more commodity sectors in which IDH - the sustainable trade intitiave is active in. On this web page you will find information on the cocoa improvement program, news from the sector as well as information on sustainability issues.