The International Cocoa Initiative promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities. We work to ensure a better future for children and their families.

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Cocoa News

2020-04-06 07:37:41
Mars Wrigley joins with major confectionery brands in progressing CFI cocoa initiative

CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTION - Mars Wrigley has joined with other major confectionery groups in releasing a performance update on its sustainability commitments within the cocoa supply chain in key African producing nations. Read More

2020-04-06 07:36:05
Olam Cocoa confirms milestone actions for its global sustainability programmes

CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTION - Olam Cocoa has confirmed considerable progress on its sustainability plans to assist with major issues facing the cocoa supply chain, as part of the Cocoa & Forests Initiative. Read More

2020-04-03 07:23:20
ECOM Ghana partners with COCOBOD to fight coronavirus with 1.2m soaps to farmers

GHANAIAN NEWS - ECOM Ghana has taken the coronavirus (COVID-19) battle to rural communities with the distribution of 1.2 million soaps to help farmers fight the infection. Read More

2020-04-03 07:21:36
Barry Callebaut says 222,723 farms in its West African cocoa supply chain have been mapped

CONFECTIONERY NEWS - The Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) is a commitment made by the world's largest cocoa producing countries - Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana - civil society and leading chocolate companies to end deforestation and restore forests. Like many other big cocoa producers, Barry Callebaut has updated and published its progress report. Read More

2020-04-01 07:41:38
Decline in cocoa prices raises concerns over farmers’ future within the sector

CONFECTIONERY PRODUCTION - Amid the all-consuming maelstrom that is the coronavirus pandemic, there are numerous other world events that have simply been parked or placed to one side amid the immediate health crisis. Read More

2020-04-01 07:40:12
Olam Cocoa continues work to erradicate child labor

CANDY INDUSTRY - Child labor in cocoa producing countries often stems from some really complex societal and economic challenges, from migration and poverty, to proximity to schools and community infrastructure. Read More

2020-03-26 15:01:16
Mondelez meets target to map 100% of its farms registered with Cocoa Life in Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire and Indonesia, new report claims

CONFECTIONERY NEWS - Company releases new Cocoa Life report on actions to scale up forest protection in cocoa-growing areas, address climate change and reduce emissions. Read More

2020-03-24 07:58:30
CHOCOVISION Conference postponed due to Coronavirus

INTERNATIONAL CONFECTIONERY - Due to COVID-19, the CHOCOVISION conference 2020 event has announced it has been postponed until June 2021. Read More

2020-03-24 07:34:19
Mars reveals sustainability plan to tackle cocoa supply deficit in APAC

CONFECTIONERY NEWS - Cocoa and chocolate in the Asia Pacific is in a state of 'regional imbalance', according to chocolate giant Mars, which has also revealed how it plans to use sustainability as a means to tackle challenges in Asia. Read More

2020-03-20 14:20:46
How GPS mapping and satellite technology help reduce deforestation

GREENBIZ - Having visibility into our supply chain and work on the ground is critical. That’s why Cargill is using satellite images to see what’s happening in landscapes around the areas from where it sources its cocoa. Read More

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