Rick Scobey, the president of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), outlines how cocoa outside sustainability programmes can be deforestation-free and what happens to farmers encroaching on protected areas.
The National Confectioners Association named Kirk Vashaw of Ohio-based Spangler Candy Company as the chairman to the Board of Trustees and Paul Chibe, president and CEO of Ferrero USA, as vice chairman.
Derek Chambers, a Paris-based trader in ‘semi-retirement’ delivered a passionate speech to the Cocoa Merchants Association of America conference calling on the industry to revaluate its stance on sustainability and end duplication.
Tech can help cocoa farmers increase efficiency on their land and pinpoint trouble spots faster and with more accuracy, says the Rainforest Alliance, and it has launched a competition to find companies willing and able to build those tools.
In the week Fairtrade made a major announcement on increasing its Minimum Price for cocoa and upping its farmers’ premium payments, Jon Walker, the foundation’s senior cocoa advisor, talks exclusively to Confectionery News about Fairtrade’s strategy for...