The Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI) has called on the special Living Income Differential (LID) levy due to be imposed on the next cocoa crop from West African producer countries Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire, to be given to impoverished...
The World Cocoa Farmers Organization (WCFO) is asking Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire to reconsider setting a minimum cocoa price, while the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is suprised the price was not higher.
The Ferrara Candy Co. brand has reformulated its chocolate recipe for all of its double-dipped products and many of its other chocolates, including double-dipped peanuts, chocolate-covered almonds and malt balls.
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.
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.