US appeals court for the ninth circuit has allowed a child slavery-related lawsuit against Nestlé and Cargill to proceed, and the human rights advocate group that filed the suit warned more chocolate companies, including Mars, will be its next targets.
New program follows West African model and will galvanize the cocoa supply chain to work alongside federal and state governments, industry actors and others to address farm-level challenges and empower cocoa growers and their communities.
Announcement made at WCF conference in Sao Paulo. Cocoa Life will bring economic and social development for Brazilian cocoa farmers and their families while reforesting degraded land in the Amazon rainforest.
Ahead of the World Cocoa Federation conference in Sao Paulo we look at what Latin America has to offer in terms of cocoa production, quality, sustainability and diversity, and why it could become the 'epicentre of a cocoa revolution'.
Fairtrade International’s cocoa beans have seen the highest growth in sales during 2016-2017 compared to its other certified goods, including coffee, sugar and tea. However, most West African cocoa farmers still do not earn a living income.
Brothers Craig and Greg Sams will take to the stage next week to talk about how they entered the healthy-eating market with their Whole Earth Food Brand in the early 70s, before it became on-trend and how biochar is changing the future of organic farming.
Cocoa farmers’ voice in the chocolate industry is rising, says the World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO), but a Declaration from farmers urges greater involvement in decision making on industry and government policy.