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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.

Cargill in bid to boost sustainable cocoa in Cameroon

Cargill in bid to boost sustainable cocoa in Cameroon

By Jane Byrne

Cargill’s Cocoa and Chocolate division is rolling out its Ivory Coast UTZ certification farmer training programme in Cameroon - a move the processor anticipates will dramatically boost sustainable cocoa output in the fourth largest producer country.