Commodities

Cocoa is the backbone of Ghana’s economy. Pic: Barry Callebaut

In brief

Cocobod set to increase price of Ghana’s cocoa

By Anthony Myers

The Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod) is set to raise the price of cocoa in a bid to offset low exports amid the coronavirus pandemic and heavy rains affecting this season’s crop.

Cacao juice is rich in proteins, vitamins, potassium, calcium, magnesium, zinc, sodium and polyphenols and is a natural energizer. Pic: Freebird Cacao Juice

Health and fitness

Freshly pressed: Why Freebird Cacao Juice could be a game-changer

By Anthony Myers

Marika van Santvoort, founder of Freebird, explains to ConfectioneryNews the benefits of cacao juice, not only for health-conscious western consumers, but also as potential extra revenue for cocoa farmers who are struggling on low incomes.

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Digitizing the cocoa value chain in Honduras

By Niamh Michail

From blockchain to crop monitoring with drones, smallholder cocoa producers in Honduras are digitizing their production thanks to a project led by the Inter-American Development Bank.

What next for fair trade food and drink?

Sustainable Food & Drink Podcast

What next for fair trade after confidence crisis?

By Oliver Nieburg

Fair trade standards should become watchdogs instead of the benchmark for sustainability, argues the recently appointed head of sustainable commodities NGO Solidaridad.