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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Cargill commits to promoting a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire

WEST AFRICA – Cargill Cocoa and Chocolate has reiterated its commitment to work closely with cocoa regulators and other stakeholders in Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire to ensure a long term and sustainable impact for farmers […]

World’s leading cocoa producers agree on ‘additional’ US$400 income for farmers

COTE D’IVOIRE – Ghana and Cote D’Ivoire, the world’s leading cocoa producers accounting for 65% of global cocoa output, have firmed up on their decision on the cocoa floor with a follow-up meeting in Abidjan. […]

Ivory Coast aims at achieving sustainable cocoa sourcing by 2024

IVORY COAST – Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa producer, has unveiled that it plans to stamp out illegal cocoa production from national parks and forest reserves over the next five years. As the West […]

Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire suspend cocoa beans sales, propose higher maiden floor price

GHANA – Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire have suspended the sale of cocoa beans to the open market under the 2020/2021 crop season until further notice. The suspension was announced in Accra, Ghana by the two […]

Nestlé partners with AGRA to support young agriculture entrepreneurs in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Nestlé Central and West Africa (CWA) and the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) have launched a new joint initiative aimed at catalysing development of agri-food businesses in West Africa […]

Russian Fishing Company eyes West African market in expansion plan

WEST AFRICA – The Russian Fishing Company (RFC) has unveiled plans of expanding into the West African markets under its aggressive expansion plan. According to the Chief Executive Officer of the RFC, Mr. Fedo Kisanov, the […]

Nestlé launches research & development innovation challenge in Africa

AFRICA – Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in Sub-Saharan Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. The challenge will help boost local entrepreneurship, […]