The International Cocoa Organisation determined to forge ahead with relocated African headquarters

IVORY COAST – With the recently relocated International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) headquarters from London to Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, the ICCO is poised to deliver more on its goals. The ICCO headquarters were moved to […]

Ghanaian varsity develops application to combat cocoa diseases and pests

GHANA – The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT) in Ghana has developed a new mobile application dubbed COCOANET that aims to help combat cocoa diseases and pests. Developed by a group of students from […]

West African Mills’ performance gains traction as profits hit US$2M

GHANA – The West African Mills Company (WAMCO) has managed to improve its performance marked by the growth in profits which has seen the company net US$2 million within a period of one and half […]

Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire lift suspension on 2020/2021 cocoa sales

WEST AFRICA – Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, the world’s two largest cocoa producers have lifted the suspension of cocoa sales for the 2020/2021 season. The two West African countries, on June 12 announced the decision […]

Nestle develops first 70% dark chocolate with no added sugar

JAPAN – Nestle Japan has launched a new 70% dark chocolate made entirely from cocoa fruit using cacao beans and white pulp, without adding any refined sugar. The new chocolate confectionery which is said to […]

Nestlé Ghana engages suppliers in enhancing responsible sourcing

GHANA – Nestlé Ghana Limited engaged its suppliers on quality and food safety as part of the company’s annual suppliers’ quality day event, at its processing facility in Tema. Nestlé Suppliers’ Quality Day is part […]

PBC, AMG launch cocoa sensitization programme in Ghana to boost productivity

GHANA – The Produce Buying Company (PBC) LTD one of the leading cocoa marketers in Ghana in partnership with the Agricultural Manufacturing Group Limited (AMG) have launched an intensive cocoa sensitization program in Ashanti region […]

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire to begin implementing cocoa floor price in 2020/2021

WEST AFRICA – Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have scheduled the 2020/2021 season as takeoff for implementation of the agreed minimum price for cocoa produced in the two countries. As per the provisions of the agreement, […]

Barry Callebaut to build new global distribution center in Belgium

BELGIUM – Leading chocolate and cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut is set to build a new global distribution center in Lokeren, Belgium to increase logistical efficiencies in the market. The new facility will incorporate a low […]

Barry Callebaut and Unilever collaborate to monitor supply chain sustainability

USA – Barry Callebaut and Unilever have joined forces to adopt a new pilot platform that will assess and monitor sustainability performance across their supply chains. The new platform applies a harmonised approach to data […]