Sustainable Cocoa Requires Biodiversity

Driven by increasing consumer demand, cocoa farming encroachment into forests and other lands, has caused deforestation and habitat degradation. A highly biodiverse cocoa farm has been shown to be drought, disease, and pest resilient, and produce higher yields.

Cocoa & Forests Initiative Reports Progress Despite Challenging Year

The governments and 35 companies in the Cocoa & Forests Initiative (CFI) today reported progress made towards ending deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana in two joint public/private sector reports.

Why the Future of Chocolate Depends on Healthy Forests

April 29, 2021 Barry Callebaut

Today marks the publication of Barry Callebaut’s second CFI Progress Report, highlighting the contribution we have made to tackle deforestation and our progression towards becoming forest positive by 2025.

Ghana and Cocoa & Chocolate Companies Forge Partnership to Protect and Restore Forests

April 14, 2021 World Cocoa Foundation

Ghana and cocoa and chocolate companies announced an agreement today to accelerate collaboration to protect and restore forests in cocoa-growing areas. With this agreement, the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) and the Forestry Commission of Ghana (GFC) are building a partnership to further align the Ghana Cocoa Forest REDD+ Program (GCFRP) and the Cocoa & Forests Initiative to achieve no deforestation commitments.

Saving The Future of Chocolate as Climate Change Threatens

March 18, 2021 University of Birmingham

The future of chocolate is in doubt as climate change threatens the productivity of cocoa farming in West Africa – prompting the University of Birmingham to bring together a trio of experts to discuss how to save the world’s favourite Easter treat.