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2013-05-29 12:28:15

· IVORIAN GOVERNMENT AND WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION COLLABORATE TO MODERNIZE COCOA GROWING IN WORLD'S #1 EXPORT MARKET ABIDJAN, Cote D'Ivoire, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conseil Cafe-Cacao (CCC) of Cote d'Ivoire today announced a new mobile phone program called CocoaLink that will create a free information exchange for all Ivorian farmers with mobile phones. The CCC expects 30,000 Ivorians to enroll initially and 100,000 to be in the network by 2016. About 70 percent...

2012-05-15 02:23:44

NEW YORK, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rainforest Alliance announced plans to honor Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, as a 2012 recipient of the organization's coveted "Sustainable Standard-Setter" award on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, during its 25th annual gala dinner and awards ceremony in New York City. The Rainforest Alliance will recognize Blommer for its long-standing heritage of farmer-focused...

2012-05-09 02:23:07

CHICAGO, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Blommer Chocolate Company, the largest cocoa processor and ingredient chocolate supplier in North America, today announced its plans to invest an incremental $45 million in cocoa sustainability efforts by 2020 as a part of its Sustainable Origins program. Driven by an effort to meet rising consumer demand and to help its customers achieve their sustainability goals, the company pledges to reach an additional 50,000 cocoa farmers worldwide, building on...

2012-01-30 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hershey's use of child-slave labor will be the subject of a commercial titled "Hershey's Chocolate: Kissed by Child Labor." The first-ever Super Bowl "brand-jamming" ad will appear on a jumbotron screen immediately outside Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, where the game will be played on Sunday, February 5th, alongside spots by McDonalds, AllState, and others and is expected to reach over 250,000 consumers attending Super Bowl day activities. The...

2011-11-11 08:00:00

ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire, Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business has agreed to a memorandum of understanding that underlines its continued support for Ivorian cocoa farmers and the development of the country's cocoa sector. Cargill will invest U.S. $3.25 million to develop and expand its farmer training program and support activities to enable cooperatives to obtain independent UTZ and Rain Forest Alliance certification. This includes a partnership with ANADER,...

Chocolate Prices To Be Affected By Climate Change
2011-10-03 07:38:18

Climate scientists warn that West Africa´s cocoa-growing regions will be threatened by climate change in the years to come. In a new study by the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), researchers found that the impacts of climate change will most likely affect supply -- and price -- of chocolate, which will have a trickle-down effect, affecting thousands of smallholder farms in the process. Nearly half of all the world´s chocolate comes from cocoa produced by...

2010-09-13 15:50:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A new and historic partnership between the global chocolate and cocoa industry, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Senator Tom Harkin and U.S. Representative Eliot Engel and the governments of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire reaffirms the industry's continued commitment to promoting responsible cocoa farming in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. The new "Framework of Action in support of the Harkin-Engel Protocol" launched today in a press conference at the U.S. Department...

2009-04-09 08:01:00

18­month grant will support farmer training and development of innovative technologies in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana WASHINGTON, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Swedish Chocolate, Confectionery and Biscuit Manufacturers' Association (CHOKOFA) today announced a new occupational safety and health project. The "Improving Occupational Safety and Health on West African Cocoa Farms" project, supported by an 18-month grant, will focus on farmer...