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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.

ADM: 2010 Corporate Responsibility Update - Promoting better lives and livelihoods for African cocoa farmers

On this web page ADM presents some of its efforts to help improve the social, environmental and economic standing of cocoa growers, labourers and their surrounding communities in West Africa. Among them are : the Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices program (SERAP),...

Mars and cocoa sustainability - securing cocoa's future

Mars is one of the world's major food manufacturers, and its long-term business depends on a sustainable supply of high-quality cocoa. As part of its commitment as a responsible global company, Mars is striving to make cocoa a vibrant, environmentally sound industry from farm to factory.