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Collaboration to return soil fertility to key cocoa growing regions in West-Africa

Presentation held at the Origin Chocolate Event (23 of October, 2013, Royal Tropical Institute of Amsterdam) by Anna Laven and Susanne van der Kooij. The presentation shows the learning process about fine or flavour chocolate, its chain and its sustainable characteristics.

Improving the marketing competitiveness of Fine or Flavour cocoa origins

The viewpoints of a European, quality chocolate producer are presented. It is increasingly difficult to source high-quality cocoa. From early 2009 to late 2010 prices rose by about 24%. Better management could increase productivity by 10% immediately. The main producers are Ecuador, Papua New...

The prospects for regional collaboration to work on key challenges in Asian cocoa are examined. It is concluded that: (1) it is more efficient and cost-effective to find solutions to common problems in collaboration; (2) build on strengths of individual (national) organisations, combine areas of...

This presentation first deals with the background on the cocoa industry and looks at its future. Problems and challenges encountered are discussed, e.g on the economic side: low production, crop losses, pests and diseases, inadequate infrastructure and land-use planning, poor market information...

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...

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