The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) considers the new initiative of the Ivorian and the Ghanaian government for a minimum price for cocoa producers as an important step towards a living income. MORE
59 managers and employees from 17 PRO-PLANTEURS cooperatives took part in a four-day training course in Yamoussoukro from 30 July to 2 August. MORE
Deforestation-free supply chains – How can cocoa cultivation and forest conservation be reconciled? is topic of the event GISCO invites to on October 7, 2019 at Anuga fair in Cologne MORE
fern.org publishes new report on sustainable cocoa supply chains and regulatory options for the EU MORE
Two Webinars on Living Income will be held on 06 and 27 June 2019. MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) published a paper on child labour in the cocoa sector in West Africa MORE
On 7 May 2019 the international standard "ISO 34101 Sustainable and traceable cocoa" was adopted by the International Standard Organisation ISO. MORE
Living income and better living conditions for cocoa farmer families - this is the focus of the lectures and presentations on the 7th annual general meeting of GISCO. Interested non-members are invited to join the public meeting on May 8. MORE
Just in time for Easter, the environmental organisation Mighty Earth published an ecological shopping guide for sustainable chocolate. MORE
The Consultative Board of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) elected the Secretary of the GISCO, Beate Weiskopf, as its vice chair. The office will be awarded for a period of two years. Chairman became Dr. Victor Iyama, President of the Nigerian Cocoa Organization CAN. MORE