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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

2018-06-21 22:53:02
A Skills-Exchange Program Devoted to Sustainability

In order to ensure every Mondelēz International worker appreciates the cocoa-to-chocolate process, a skills-exchange program has been initiated by the company to fuel employee engagement and business growth. Read More

2018-06-21 13:34:15
Ghana, Ivory Coast set to agree on 2019/20 export volumes

Ghana and Ivory Coast are set to jointly decide on the volume and timing of cocoa exports by August for the 2019/20 season. Read More

2018-06-21 09:02:22
Filière Café cacao : La Côte d’Ivoire décide une pause de croissance pour la transformation des produits

ABIDJAN.NET-Yamoussoukro - Après avoir franchi la barre de deux millions de tonnes de cacao, la Côte d’Ivoire entend maintenir ce niveau de production pour aborder la problématique de la transformation et à la consommation des produits, a fait savoir mercredi, à Yamoussoukro, le directeur général de la production et de la sécurité alimentaire, Brindoumi Soumaila Read More

2018-06-20 18:25:46
Ivory Coast and Ghana to work together on cocoa sales and marketing

Ivory Coast and Ghana, who together supply about 60% of the world’s cocoa, plan to co-ordinate cocoa sales to try to exert more influence on the market. According to a Bloomberg report, the countries want to harmonise their marketing systems. Read More

2018-06-20 10:59:32
ICI AND PARTNERS MENTIONED AS KEY ACTORS IN CHILD LABOUR ELIMINATION

According to a recent article published by Raconteur, the ICI and partners like Nestle, Tony's Chocolonely and UTZ have been identified as key towards the elimination of child labour in cocoa in West Africa. Read More

2018-06-19 22:12:40
COCOBOD-Barry Callebaut Sign Agreement To Ensure Sustainable Cocoa Farming In Ghana

Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) and Barry Callebaut AG, one of the leading cocoa processing companies in the world have signed an agreement to commit to a project that will ensure sustainable cocoa farming in Ghana.   Read More

2018-06-18 20:02:42
Achieving SDG Targets 8.7 & 8.8 Requires Integrated Approach – Stakeholders

Stakeholders in the child protection sector in Ghana have called for a concerted and integrated approach to achieve targets 8.7 and 8.8 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which seeks to end all forms of child labour by 2025. Read More

2018-06-18 09:54:33
International Cocoa Initiative sets pathway to greater heights

The International Cocoa Initiative (ICI) has reached 188,000 children with child protection measures half-way through its six-year strategy which is targeting to reach 200,000 children by end of 2020. Read More

2018-06-17 11:33:55
COCOBOD reviews forward market pricing

Ghana’s Cocobod is currently seeking a way out of an inadvertent fix. This has been created by its long-standing policy of selling the country’s cocoa exports on the forward, rather than the spot market.   Read More

2018-05-15 12:35:29
Ghana launches Phase II of Action Plan for the elimination of child labour

GNANANEWSONLINE.COM- As part of activities to scale up efforts in the fight against child labour, Ghana has launched the Phase II National Plan of Action (NPA II) for the elimination of child labour. Read More

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