Cocoa & Sugar

A cocoa farmer in Cote d'Ivoire  Pic: Mars

Coronavirus

Mars updates its ongoing COVID-19 Response Plan

By Anthony Myers

In April, Mars committed US$20m in cash and in-kind donations to support the people, pets, and communities most affected by COVID-19, including communities in cocoa-growing.

CNVIDEO: Satelligence to focus on cocoa's deforestation problems

Interview with Satelligence founder and CEO, Niels Wielaard

CNVIDEO: Satelligence to focus on cocoa's deforestation problems

By Anthony Myers

Satelligence is a new company that specializes in assessing patterns and trends in forests, agriculture and water, providing highly detailed satellite images for mapping purposes to help combat deforestation.

Pic: ConfectioneryNews

Commodities

ICCO halves its cocoa surplus estimate for 209/20 season

By Anthony Myers

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) to halve its forecast for the expected global cocoa surplus in the 2019/20 season as demand for beans from chocolate manufactures slows.