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Is cocoa certification beneficial for farmers and manufacturers? Photo credit: Flickr cstrom

Cocoa certification: Pros, cons and costs

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa certification brings more advantages than disadvantages for farmers and communities as improved yields and pay outweigh rule differences among certifiers and potentially unequal payments, a study has found.

ICCO forecasts cocoa deficit for 2012

ICCO forecasts cocoa deficit for 2012

By Oliver Nieburg

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) expects a world cocoa deficit in 2011/12 season as it estimates bean production to fall 8%.

Stability in Ivory Coast helps German cocoa grinds soar

Stability in Ivory Coast helps German cocoa grinds soar

By Oliver Nieburg

Cocoa production in Germany has risen by 36% on the same quarter last year due to an improved political situation in Ivory Coast, according to the Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI).

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