Cargill joins efforts with Imaflora to increase cocoa productivity in Brazil

BRAZIL – Cargill has partnered with the non-profit organization, Imaflora to implement two projects to support cocoa producers in Pará, Brazil with an aim of increasing productivity and provide sustainable cocoa for the chocolate industry. […]

Ghana to establish cocoa sensory evaluation and bean quality laboratory

GHANA – The Ghanaian government has partnered with Glico TCHO, a leading Japanese food company which produces chocolates and confectioneries, to set up the first ever Sensory Evaluation & Bean Quality Laboratory and a Quality […]

Solidaridad, EU sign US$4m partnership agreement to develop Liberia’s cocoa value chain

LIBERIA – Solidaridad West Africa in partnership with the European Union, has penned a memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the US$4M Cocoa Value Chain Development Program (COVADEP) in Liberia which Solidaridad is expected […]

Cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire receives backing from ABC Fund

COTE D IVOIRE – Socak Katana, a cocoa cooperative in Côte d’Ivoire has received an undisclosed amount of investment from the Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund), managed by Bamboo Capital Partners, in partnership with Injaro. […]

Cargill invests US$113m in Ivory Coast and Ghana cocoa processing expansions

WEST AFRICA – Global agribusiness company, Cargill will be investing over US$113 million to expand its cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana. The company is planning to invest US$100 million to […]

Liberia Agricultural Commodity Regulatory Authority revises cocoa regulations

LIBERIA – The Liberia Agricultural Commodities Regulatory Authority (LACRA) has revised the cocoa regulations governing the sector to suit local exporters. This follows the Senate issuing a directive to the regulatory body to revise the […]