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Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

Cocoa industry under attack for failing to act on child labour

20/04/2018 - 08:31
The cocoa industry is nowhere close to meeting its commitments to reducing child labour and environmental degradation and, in the top growers, the number of children working to produce the chocolate ingredient is actually increasing, according to a report. read more
Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

Oreos to be made exclusively from sustainable cocoa

18/04/2018 - 14:31
Mondelēz has committed to using only sustainable cocoa in the production of its Oreo biscuits from the end of March onwards. read more
Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

Emerging markets show ‘tremendous’ growth in chocolate

28/11/2017 - 13:47
With "tremendous" demand in emerging markets looking set to continue this season, the world’s third-largest cocoa processor is projecting a sharply smaller global surplus. read more
Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

Global cocoa mountain shrinks as Asia hankers after chocolate

06/10/2017 - 16:07
Chocolate lovers in Asia are taking a big bite out of the global cocoa glut. read more
I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

I Coast freezes cocoa farmer prices due to falling rates

03/10/2017 - 12:05
Ivory Coast, the world's top cocoa grower, on Sunday set its minimum rate for farmers at 700 CFA francs per kg for the 2017-18 crop, a steep drop over the previous year, due to falling global prices. read more
Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

Biggest cocoa growers seek larger slice of chocolate profits

21/09/2017 - 16:00
The world’s biggest cocoa-growing nations in West Africa are targeting a larger slice of chocolate-making profits as most of the benefits of producing beans accrue outside their economies, Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said read more
Food and drink giants setting their own ethical standards

Food and drink giants setting their own ethical standards

04/09/2017 - 10:34
From cocoa to tea food and drink giants are setting their own standards for ethical sourcing of raw materials and moving away from third party labels such as Fairtrade. read more
Ferrero commits to deforestation-free cocoa supply chain

Ferrero commits to deforestation-free cocoa supply chain

01/08/2017 - 13:12
Kinder Bueno parent Ferrero has said that it is committing to a 'deforestation-free global cocoa supply chain', with a series of moves towards ensuring its cocoa is sourced as sustainably as possible. read more
Cocoa production to rebound - Ghana

Cocoa production to rebound - Ghana

15/04/2015 - 08:52
Expectations are high among farmers that cocoa production will hit its peak in the mid-crop season on the back of favourable weather and improved farming practices. read more
Cocoa main crop purchases down 23.9% - Ghana

Cocoa main crop purchases down 23.9% - Ghana

12/02/2015 - 10:02
Cocoa purchases declared to Ghana's industry regulator reached 494 960 tonnes by Jan. 29 since the start of the main crop, down 23.9 percent from 30 January last year, industry regulator Cocobod said on Tuesday. read more
Youth farmers brighten cocoa industry’s prospects - Ghana

Youth farmers brighten cocoa industry’s prospects - Ghana

15/01/2015 - 10:11
About 13 000 young Ghanaians, between the ages of 18 and 40, have gone into cocoa farming in the Central, Ashanti, Eastern, and Western regions, raising optimism among industry stakeholders that cocoa farming will not remain the preserve of the aged. read more
Cocoa Farmers to be paid via E-zwich

Cocoa Farmers to be paid via E-zwich

11/07/2014 - 11:23
In the coming months, cocoa farmers would receive payment for their produce via E-zwich. The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems are spearheading this after discussions with COCOBOD. The initiative aims to enhance and revolutionize the purchasing process in the cocoa industry. read more
Ghana’s public debt is fourth highest in Africa, World Bank

Ghana’s public debt is fourth highest in Africa, World Bank

11/10/2013 - 09:02
Ghana has been ranked as the fourth country in Africa with the highest public debt in relation the total value of the economy.  read more
Onset of rains buoys Ivorian mid-crop cocoa outlook

Onset of rains buoys Ivorian mid-crop cocoa outlook

08/05/2012 - 08:49
The arrival of regular rains across most of Ivory Coast's cocoa growing regions last week will strengthen the development of flowers and small pods, brightening the prospects of a delayed mid-crop, farmers and analysts said on Monday. read more
Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,070,000 T by April 22

Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 1,070,000 T by April 22

24/04/2012 - 08:28
Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,070,000 tonnes by April 22 since the start of the season in October, exporters estimated on Monday, compared with 1,038,928 tonnes in the same period of the previous season. read more
Cocoa Rally Fading as African Rains Erase Shortage: Commodities

Cocoa Rally Fading as African Rains Erase Shortage: Commodities

15/03/2012 - 10:54
Rain across parched cocoa plantations in West Africa, which supplies 69 percent of the world’s beans, is leading analysts to pare forecasts for shortages, threatening the biggest rally in a year. read more
Ghana cocoa output to rival record

Ghana cocoa output to rival record

14/03/2012 - 09:54
Ghana's cocoa production this season will rival last year's record 1 million-tonne crop due to improved weather and farming techniques, the West African country's cocoa regulator has told Reuters.  read more
Cocoa hovers near 8-week high

Cocoa hovers near 8-week high

13/01/2012 - 08:21
Cocoa futures on ICE hovered below an 8-week high on Thursday, as the market consolidated after this week's steep rally fuelled by a slowdown in port arrivals in top producer Ivory Coast. read more
Sugar steadies

Sugar steadies

09/01/2012 - 07:49
ICE sugar steadied but a stronger dollar helped push arabicas lower on Friday, after slides in both commodities the previous day, while cocoa was little changed with prices capped by ample African supplies. read more
Cocoa prices fall on Europe concerns

Cocoa prices fall on Europe concerns

08/12/2011 - 08:54
Cocoa has hit its lowest level since December 2008 on the back of the sovereign debt crisis in Europe and increased supplies from West Africa according to commodity analysts familiar with the industry. read more
Cargill takes quantum leap in cocoa innovation with new type of cocoa powder for cold drink mix applications

Cargill takes quantum leap in cocoa innovation with new type of cocoa powder for cold drink mix applications

14/03/2011 - 00:00
Cargill's cocoa and chocolate business has created a new kind of cocoa powder that is said to significantly enhance wettability and dispersability in cold drink mix applications. read more