12-Oct-2022 By Anthony Myers
Ghanaian cocoa processing company Niche Cocoa has announced a major investment in the US with the opening of a manufacturing facility in Franklin, Wisconsin.
Special edition: Beyond 2020 - The future of sustainable cocoa
29-Apr-2015 By Oliver Nieburg
Asia is poised to help meet rising demand for cocoa, but its key producer Indonesia faces quality concerns and its government lacks incentive to grow the sector.
06-Jun-2013 By Oliver Nieburg
The chocolate and cocoa industry has pledged $3m in new funds to global cocoa sustainability as major firms including Mondelez, Hershey and Cargill talk about their new initiatives.
31-May-2013 By Kacey Culliney
Flour made from cassava can be up to half the price of regular wheat flour, holding great promise for bakers amid commodity volatility, says the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Cocoa child labor: Story so far
18-Mar-2013 By Oliver Nieburg
The industry has pledged $10m in new funds since 2010 to eliminate the worst forms of child labor, but a newly released report says the job is far from over.
02-Nov-2012 By Oliver Nieburg
The Hershey Company faces a lawsuit from a shareholder that claims it uses cocoa produced through unlawful child labor in West Africa.
03-May-2012 By Oliver Nieburg
Chocolate giant Hershey has announced plans to use GPS mapping for cocoa farms in Ghana to help farmers better manage their resources as labour groups continue to doubt the company’s commitments to eradicate the worst forms of cocoa child labour.
Cargill resumes Ivorian operations
Cargill has resumed is cocoa and chocolate operations at its production facility in the Ivory Coast following the resolution of the recent political crisis in the West African cocoa powerhouse.
Ivorian crisis not impacting cocoa supply, report
03-Jan-2011 By Jane Byrne
Delivery of cocoa bean supplies to ports in the Ivory Coast appears to be unaffected by the recent political turmoil following last month’s election in the West African country.
Cocoa prices hinge on Ivory Coast election says Rabobank
02-Dec-2010 By Helen Glaberson
Rabobank has warned that cocoa prices will respond if there is a return to civil war in the Ivory Coast as this could impede cocoa exports onto the world market.
Cargill awarded for its work with cocoa farmers
Cargill has been awarded for its work to improve livelihoods for cocoa farmers and their families in Africa, Asia and South America.
ADM expects higher sustainable cocoa output in 2011
18-Nov-2010 By Jane Byrne
Participation in ADM’s cocoa growing certification programme - Serap - has tripled since its implementation and it has provided almost 49,000 metric tonnes of sustainable cocoa in the period, said the cocoa processor as it conducts a review of the programme...
Cocoa goes lower as signs supply pressure may ease
10-Aug-2010 By Jane Byrne
Cocoa fell to a three month low in London on signs that supplies in the world’s biggest producer countries would be boosted by the better crop husbandry initiated over the past three years.
Call for Ghana cocoa to be removed from US child labor list
03-Dec-2009 By staff reporter
Retention of Ghana produced cocoa on the US Department of Labor’s list of goods produced by child or forced labour could hinder efforts to eliminate the practice, claims a senior politician of the major cocoa supplying country.
Cassava flour alternative relieves costs for bakers
26-Jun-2008 By Lindsey Partos
Beating the high costs linked to the price of wheat flour on
today's market, bakers in the African country of Ghana can now
access a cheaper alternative produced with cassava and maize.
Cocoa prices bounce back, stay buoyant
15-May-2008 By Linda Rano
The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) monthly review of the
cocoa market suggests that a decline of the monthly average ICCO
daily price in April compared to the previous month could be
misleading as far as futures markets are...
Barry Callebaut takes majority stake in Malaysian cocoa firm
31-Mar-2008 By Dominique Patton
Swiss chocolate company Barry Callebaut is to purchase a 60 per
cent share of Malaysia's KL Kepong Cocoa Products in a move
designed to increase its sourcing capacity in Asia.
The ethical cocoa confusion
While most consumers agree that ethically-sourced cocoa is no bad
thing, an ever increasing number of different schemes risks
muddying the issue and puzzling chocolate fans.
Cadbury to protect Ghanaian chocolate production
28-Jan-2008 By Charlotte Eyre
Cadbury today launched a fund to aid its cocoa suppliers
in Ghana, after research suggested that average production in
the region is now 40 per cent lower than the potential yield.
Cargill expands cocoa business in Ghana
24-Jul-2007 By Lorraine Heller
Agricultural firm Cargill has started construction of a new cocoa
processing facility in Ghana, in an expansion move designed to meet
increasing global demand for cocoa products.
Indonesia gears up to meet rising cocoa demand
26-Jun-2007 By Karen Willmer
Indonesia is expecting an increase in the country's cocoa
production, despite recent poor crops, according to local news
Barry Callebaut boosts Ghana cocoa production
09-Feb-2007 By Catherine Boal
Major Swiss cocoa processor Barry Callebaut has expanded operations
at a factory in Ghana - doubling the facility's bean processing
Cargill to expand cocoa presence in Ghana
06-Jun-2006 By staff reporter
Cargill is to build a state-of-the-art cocoa processing facility in
Ghana, West Africa, to produce cocoa liquor, butter and powder.
Chocolate industry affirms reponsible farming need
Democrats Tom Harkin and Eliot L. Engel wrote a hard-hitting piece
in the LA Times on Monday about the human cost of the chocolate
trade, but the cocoa industry has hit back by reaffirming its
commitment to responsible farming.
Scientist calls for risk test to protect chocolate crops
Hanging as a persistent threat to the chocolate industry witches'
broom disease is capable of wiping out entire cacao crops and
sending the price of chocolate rocketing. Despite ongoing research
into the threat confirmed by the...