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Cocoa Fertilizer Forum Presentation , (Presentation) , World Cocoa foundation & IDH , 2014 , World Cocoa foundation & IDH , English
Developing a strategic cocoa research agenda , (Presentation) , Verina Ingram, Lucas Judge, Don Jansen , 2014 , Wageningen UR , english
Using Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to formulate National Cocoa Plans , (Presentation) , Loke Fong Han , 2014 , ICCO , English
Sustainable cocoa - a matter of taste? , (Presentation) , Anna Laven & Susanne van der Kooij , 2013 , Royal Tropical Institute , English
Chain governance, sector policies and economic sustainability in cocoa , (Presentation) , Vellema, Sietze , 2012 , Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)/Wageningen UR , English
Improving the marketing competitiveness of Fine or Flavour cocoa origins , (Presentation) , D.A. Sukha , 2012 , Cocoa Research Unit, University of the West Indies, Trinidad , English
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs): the case of agribusiness , (Presentation) , Akinola, Ayo , 2011 , Ekiti Economic & Development Summit , English
European consumer market and Caribbean fine cocoa , (Presentation) , Khurana, Biki , 2012 , Caribbean Fine Cocoa Conference , 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.

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