Dear Partners, PRO-PLANTEURS, the joint project of GISCO, the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Conseil du Café-Cacao (CCC), has just started its second implementation phase on June 1st 2020. Within the next... MORE
The OECD and FAO are currently developing an “OECD-FAO Business Handbook on Deforestation, Forest Degradation and Due Diligence in Agricultural Supply Chains“, which will illustrate good practices on due diligence for deforestation-free supply chains. At the INA lunch break, the OECD and FAO will... MORE
With the support of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, Schokoladenmuseum Köln, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and SÜDWIND e.V. are organising an international conference on cocoa production in times of climate crisis on 31 May and 1 June. MORE
In this newly revised background paper, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) presents the current situation, challenges and existing solutions regarding child labour in the cocoa sector. MORE
Human Rights Due Diligence in the Cocoa Sector: Working Together for Better Living Conditions for Cocoa Farmers MORE
According to the Federal Association of the German Confectionery Industry (BDSI), the share of cocoa certified according to sustainability standards, or equivalently independently verified cocoa, in confectionery sold by GISCO's members has increased again this year. MORE
PRO -PLANTEURS welcomes 12 new organisationsOn 24 March, PRO-PLANTEURS held a kick-off workshop to welcome 12 farmer organisations from the Divo and Yamoussoukro regions, and with them some 13,000 farmers, to the project.  In addition to the farmer organisations, the Ivorian cocoa agency Conseil du... MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa invites its members to join the online seminar on Tuesday, 15 march from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on "Local approaches against child labour: Insights into the national strategies of our partner countries and into their on-site implementation". Click here for... MORE
As part of a multimedia production by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), an interview with GISCO's Chair of the Board, Merit Buama, has been published. MORE
On the occasion of ISM, which took place in Cologne from 31 January to 2 February, GISCO organised a virtual event on the topic of "Enabling Environment: Incentives and Framework Conditions for Forest Conservation and Climate Protection in the Cocoa Sector" on 1 February to complement its presence... MORE