This year's TROPENTAG conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management, and rural development, in collaboration with Humboldt University of Berlin, took place in a hybrid format from September 20th to 22nd. The conference theme, "Competing Pathways for... MORE
On September 12, 2023, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa hosted an online seminar that brought together a group of local experts to examine the cocoa production landscape in Nigeria. Nigeria holds a crucial position as a cocoa supplier to Germany and we are pleased to report that the event... MORE
The members of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa spoke out in favor of more commitment and transparency in the cocoa sector at their extraordinary membership meeting on June 23, 2023. By deciding to publish individual Roadmaps on Living Income from the end of 2024 and to adapt their common... MORE
Good news for the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa: Yesterday, the Bundeskartellamt (Federal Cartel Office) announced that they see no need for a detailed antitrust examination of the planned GISCO roadmap initiative on Living Income. MORE
On 02 and 03 May GISCO welcomed more than 80 members and guests to their 11th general meeting in Bonn. MORE
During their five-day trip to Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, Svenja Schulze, German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and Hubertus Heil, German Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), visited the RASSO cooperative, which works closely with GISCO’s project... MORE
Ten eventful years have passed since the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO) was founded. Time to reflect on achievements and challenges, and to plan for the future. MORE
On 21.12.2022, the Permanent Representatives Committee of the Member States adopted a regulation aimed at reducing global deforestation. MORE
The first ISCOnference took place in Brussels on 1 September 2022. 200 stakeholders from the cocoa sector shared insights, best practices and challenges related to achieving a living income for cocoa Farmers. MORE