GISCO invites you to the virtual event "Enabling Environment: Incentives and Framework Conditions for Forest Conservation and Climate Protection in the Cocoa Sector" on 1 February 2022. The event will take place from 1.30 - 4 pm via Webex as part of the International Sweets and Biscuits Fair (ISM)... MORE
A film by the Chocolate Info Centre (Infozentrum Schokolade) shows in a seven-minute documentary how a bar of chocolate is made. Click here for the German film with English subtitles. MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa invited its members to join the online seminar on Tuesday, 23 November from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on "Sustainability Standards' Efforts to Enhance Cocoa Farmers' Income: Impacts, Sustainability Differential and Investment, and Living Income Reference Price".... MORE
On 8 and 9 November 2021, a symposium on the benefits of cocoa for human health was organized by the African Cocoa Platform as an on-site event in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire as well as online. The African Cocoa Platform is a multi-stakeholder-platform initiated in 2018 by GIZ’s Green Innovation... MORE
Today, the GISCO on-site event took place at the Anuga trade fair in Cologne! Alex Assanvo, Secretary Executive of the Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana Cocoa Initiative, gave a keynote speech to introduce the topic and presented the perspective of the cocoa-producing countries. This was followed by input... MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa ist very pleased to announce the publication of the new monitoring report for the reporting year 2020! GISCO has developed a monitoring system in cooperation with Beyond Chocolate, the Belgian initiative for sustainable cocoa. The monitoring helps to... MORE
SÜDWIND Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene supports members of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa in the preparation of the risk analysis. MORE
This year's Journée PRO-PLANTEURS on the topic of "Sustainable Production Systems in the PRO-PLANTEURS Project" was held in Grand Bassam (Côte d'Ivoire) on Thursday, 22 July 2021. MORE
For the second phase of the PRO-PLANTEURS Matching Fund, all members of GISCO are invited to submit project proposals. MORE
Four new case studies from the national platforms on sustainable cocoa in Europe shed light on traceability in the cocoa sector. MORE