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2014-05-22 16:28:26

MT. OLIVE, N.J., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mars Chocolate supports the cocoa sector's most ambitious and comprehensive plan to work together to rejuvenate and sustain the cocoa economy, the company announced today. Called "CocoaAction" and created under the auspices of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the strategy is focused on specific, collaborative measures to increase productivity and support community development for no fewer than 300,000 West African farmers by 2020. To...

2014-05-20 12:35:33

ABIDJAN, Côte d'Ivoire, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Senior executives from 12 of the world's largest chocolate and cocoa companies are signing a joint agreement with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire as part of an unprecedented strategy to accelerate actions to make cocoa farming in the country sustainable. The plan, announced here today and known as CocoaAction, calls for building a rejuvenated and economically viable cocoa sector through increased cooperation between...

2014-05-15 20:24:45

WASHINGTON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) has named Barry Parkin, chief sustainability officer at Mars, Incorporated, as its new Board of Directors chairman. He will complete the term of Nicko Debenham, who recently became the new vice-president of cocoa sustainability at Barry Callebaut. "We are grateful to Barry Parkin for taking on this important position at WCF. Barry brings great drive and a real passion for cocoa sustainability to the WCF...

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...


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