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ICCO Symposium on cocoa research to be held in France in September

By Anthony Myers contact

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Montpellier's Corum Convention Centre. Pic: visit-languedoc.fr
Montpellier's Corum Convention Centre. Pic: visit-languedoc.fr

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The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), in partnership with the French institution Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), has announced its second edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research (ISCR) will take place in Montpellier, France, from 27 to 29 September.

Organizers said the gathering will comply with the strictest measures in terms of prevention of COVID, and there are reduced rates on applications until April 30, 2021. The main theme this year is ‘Innovations to Support Market Development and Promote Sustainability in Cocoa Farming to Improve Farmers' Incomes’.

The inaugural ISCR attracted over 500 participants, not only from the scientific community, but also from the entire cocoa value chain, making it a must-attend event for anyone concerned about the future of cocoa.

The Symposium at Montpellier's Corum Convention Centre represents a unique opportunity for participants to interact with cocoa industry leaders and high-level speakers, who will present their latest studies and point the way forward for the cocoa sector.

In order to facilitate the reception of papers and presentations, as well as the registration to attend the event, the organization has published a website, iscrsymposium.org​, with information related to the event, different thematic areas, as well as the conditions and requirements to send papers for consultation. The period for submission of papers is open until 20 March, 2021.

About ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is an inter-governmental organization established in 1973 under the auspices of the United Nations and operating within the framework of successive International Cocoa Agreements. The Organization comprises 51 Member countries, of which 22 are cocoa-exporting countries and 29 are cocoa-importing countries. These Member countries together represent 92% of world cocoa exports and 80% of world cocoa imports.

About CIRAD

CIRAD is the French agricultural research and international cooperation organization working for the sustainable development of tropical and Mediterranean regions.

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