The European Union (EU) Ambassador to Ghana, Ms Diana Acconcia, has asked stakeholders to work together to engender sustainable cocoa production that conformed to good agricultural practices (GAPs). “We have seen that it is possible to have cocoa, which has higher and better yields, and at the same time grants good living conditions for farmers – free of child labour… Read more »
The long black pruning poles looked cumbersome. But the farmers moved quickly, swarming over the small plot of land and hoisting the poles up to slice through cacao branches with ease. On the bottom end of the pole was a small gasoline engine; on the top, a chain saw. Buzzing sounds mixed with the humming of insects echoing through this… Read more »
Harvard professor Carla Martin pushes for consumers to buy socially-conscious chocolate. I never thought I’d see the words “Harvard scholar” and “chocolate” in the same story, but Boston.com delivered. The publication recently conducted an interview with Carla Martin, Harvard professor and founder and executive director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute. What does she want, according to the Boston.com piece? She… Read more »
Indonesia will be the first cocoa-producing nation to be the focus of a series of pilots conducted by Barry Callebaut aimed at improving cocoa farmers’ incomes, ending child labour in the industry and cutting carbon emissions. A major Swiss confectioner has launched its first pilot scheme aimed at creating more sustainable cocoa production. Barry Callebaut’s Forever Chocolate Pilot was started… Read more »
Cadbury’s newest campaign ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ launches with a commitment by the brand to sustainable cocoa farming. Cadbury has launched its ‘There’s a glass and a half in everyone’ campaign. Leading the campaign is a TVC telling the story of an elderly woman and her young neighbours bonding over a Cadbury’s chocolate block. Paired with… Read more »
Scaling impact, driving change in cocoa sustainability
Swiss business-to-business chocolate manufacturer Carma has changed its chocolate covering to UTZ Certified cocoa. The Barry Callebaut-owned company is believed to be the first major Swiss B2B manufacturer to have made the shift to UTZ Certified cocoa. The UTZ scheme entails sustainable farming and better opportunities for the farming community and the world. The farmers who participate in the sustainability… Read more »
Nestlé has announced that KitKat is the first global chocolate brand that will use only sustainably sourced cocoa to manufacture all of its products, and will do so from the first quarter of 2016.
Join global leaders for a 2-day meeting to explore the status of sustainability in the chocolate and cocoa sector. The meeting, hosted by the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), will feature prominent speakers from the chocolate and cocoa sector, including government, civil society, public and private sector representatives. WHAT: The World Cocoa Foundation 26th Partnership Meeting & Cocoa Sustainability Trade Fair… Read more »
Chocolate Masters™, part of the Barry Callebaut Group and known as the specialist in the production and sale of chocolate and cocoa-based decorations, now fully supports the Quality Partner Program (QPP) for its entire product portfolio.