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Cargill calls for harmonized fair trade cocoa schemes

Cargill calls for harmonized fair trade cocoa schemes

By Jane Byrne

As Cargill expands its cocoa farmer training programme in the Ivory Coast this month, we caught up with managing director of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, Harold Poelma, to hear about developments in the sourcing of sustainably derived cocoa and his...

'Record' year for cocoa crops

'Record' year for cocoa crops

By Catherine Boal

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has revised its gloomy
cocoa estimate of a 5,000 tonne deficit to predict a global surplus
of 80,000 tonnes of cocoa in the coming year, assuring
manufacturers of a steady supply.

Cocoa to bubble over?

Cocoa to bubble over?

Cocoa traders have predicted that cocoa prices are set to increase.
The price of the commodity has dropped by up to 40 per cent since
touching a 16-year high in October 2002.