Host city wanted for next ICCO Symposium on Cocoa Research

By Anthony Myers

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The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) has put a call-out for bids to host the 3rd edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research (ISCR).

Held last year in Montpellier, France, and jointly organized with CIRAD (French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development), the event attracted relevant sponsors and over 500 participants, not only from the scientific community, but also from the entire cocoa value chain,.

According to the ICCO, it is “a must-attend event for anyone concerned with the future of cocoa,” and is becoming a well-established event in the sector.

In a statement the ICCO said: “The Secretariat is pleased to announce the relaunching of the process for the selection of the host country for the 3rd edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research (ISCR), to take place during the last quarter of 2025 or the first quarter of 2026.

The ISCR, organised jointly by the ICCO and the host country, is a four-day event during which cocoa scientists from different academic disciplines exchange their latest findings and agree on priorities for collective actions.

The Symposium offers host country institutions a unique opportunity to become a reference in cocoa research and to interact with cocoa industry leaders and high-level speakers, who will present their most recent studies and point the way forward for the cocoa sector.

  • Interested parties should consult the Terms of Reference on the ICCO website​ and submit their candidatures before 26 December 2023.

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