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Latest World Cocoa Foundation Stories

2014-03-18 12:33:45

WASHINGTON, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --- More than 200,000 cocoa-farming families in West and Central Africa will be growing more cocoa and producing more food for their own tables within the next five years, thanks to a new program by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Walmart Foundation. The initiative, known as the Cocoa Livelihoods Program, will train cocoa farmers in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon about good...

2014-02-13 08:34:47

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and Denmark's Toms Foundation are joining forces to convene later this year a cross-section of representatives from the chocolate and cocoa industry, cocoa-producing countries, development agencies, donor groups, non-governmental organizations and cocoa certifying bodies. The gathering, to be held on October 15-16, 2014, in Copenhagen, will focus on improving efforts to boost incomes, production...

2013-10-03 12:27:27

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Join global leaders for a 2-day meeting to explore the status of sustainability in the chocolate and cocoa sector. The meeting, hosted by the World Cocoa Foundation, will feature prominent speakers from the chocolate and cocoa sector, including prominent Dominican public and private sector representatives. WHAT: WCF 24th Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair. The agenda features topics including the...

2013-09-10 12:30:43

WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Global cocoa sustainability experts and practitioners will gather in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 15 - 16 for the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) 24(th) Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair. More than 300 guests representing the chocolate and cocoa industry, governments, NGOs, academia, and research institutes from Latin America, the Caribbean, North America, Africa, Asia and Europe will use the occasion to...

2013-09-03 08:31:17

WASHINGTON, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announced today the opening of its application period for farm productivity and cocoa quality research projects in Eastern Indonesia. Grants of up to $60,000 USD will be awarded to research projects that will improve the quality of life for Indonesian cocoa farmers and cocoa-farming families. The three-year program is made possible through the Ford Foundation's Indonesian Cocoa Applied Research & Extension...

2013-08-01 08:37:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has welcomed the arrival in the United States of four cocoa storage and warehousing experts from West Africa. The visit, made possible by the Cochran Fellowship Program - Global Cocoa Initiative, marks the first in a three-year series of courses organized by WCF for professionals from cocoa producing countries. The program, which strengthens ties between professionals in cocoa producing countries and American...

2013-07-01 16:27:02

WASHINGTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACDI/VOCA and the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) are launching an agricultural development initiative in Indonesia called the Cocoa Innovations Project, leveraging private-sector partnerships to help further develop the Indonesian cocoa sector. The project aims to improve cocoa farmers' incomes and efficiency through innovations in crop management and the application of information technology. WCF provided ACDI/VOCA a $300,000 grant for the...

2013-06-06 16:29:14

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) kicked off its 23(rd) Partnership Meeting in Washington, D.C., yesterday with inspiring keynote remarks by Greg Page, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill. WCF's twice annual Partnership Meetings aim to unite the private and public sectors in a shared mutual interest in advancing cocoa sustainability. Page's focus on sustainability and food security pointed out the importance of sustaining the smallholder...

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...

2013-05-22 12:24:14

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: WCF 23rd Partnership Meeting WHEN: June 5 - 6, 2013 WHERE: Embassy Suites - Convention Center, Washington, D.C. WHO: More than 200 representatives from industry, government, development organizations, and research institutes in countries around the globe. Keynote address by Greg Page, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, discussing cocoa's place in...