Cocoa Growers Plan to Suspend Ethical Programs

October 21, 2019 Bloomberg

In a world that is growing increasingly concerned about corporate commitments to environmental and social responsibility, top cocoa producers Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana are planning to make a move that goes against the tide.

Top Cocoa Grower to Trace All Beans in Pledge to Protect Forests

The world’s biggest cocoa grower plans to trace beans from farms to ports as it seeks to protect forests and root out illegal plantations.

Good News for Chocolate Lovers as Rains Boost Africa Cocoa Crops

Farmers in the top two cocoa growers are upbeat about the next harvest after heavy rains in recent weeks helped support crop development.

Cocoa Prices Soar as Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana Threaten Supply Cut

June 18, 2019 Agence France Presse

Cocoa prices rose sharply on Wednesday after key producers Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana threatened to stop selling their production to buyers unwilling to meet a minimum price.

Cargill Outlines Plan to End Cocoa Deforestation

December 17, 2018 Cargill

Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The Protect Our Planet plan provides concrete actions the company is taking to achieve 100 percent cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of “no further conversion” of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast for cocoa production. It also expands the company’s forest efforts to five origin countries (Brazil, Indonesia, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana) as well as the indirect cocoa supply chain, while securing the future livelihoods and resilience of smallholder cocoa farmers.