The German Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture, Julia Klöckner, and the German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Gerd Müller, presented a common 10 Points Plan for a sustainable cocoa sector on 23rd of January at the International Green Week in Berlin. MORE
"Business as usual is no longer an option." Was the outcome of the World Cocoa Conference in Berlin nine months ago a signal for a new beginning, and has the cocoa sector become more sustainable since then? This question was discussed by three representatives of the sweets and confectionery... MORE
At the International Sweets and Snacks Fair (ISM) in Cologne in January, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa hosts a joint event with the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cococa: "Business as usual' or real changes for the cocoa sector? - Did the World Cocoa Conference 2018 create a momentum... MORE
Das Forum Nachhaltiger Kakao ist mit einem Informationsstand auch in diesem Jahr auf der IGW präsent. Zu finden sind wir in der Halle des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (BMZ) als Teil der Wertschöpfungskette Kakao. In Zusammenarbeit mit unserem Mitglied, dem... MORE
Drei Ereignisse aus dem Jahr 2018 sind besonders hervorzuheben: die 4. Weltkakaokonferenz, die in Berlin stattfand, die Mitgliederreise in die Projektregion von PRO-PLANTEURS in Côte d'Ivoire und der interne Strategieprozess im Rahmen der Arbeitsgruppe Nachhaltigkeit. Über diese und weitere... MORE
Together with the Côte d'Ivoire National Nutrition Programme (PNN) and the PROCACAO project financed by Lidl, PRO-PLANTEURS has trained 41 women from the cooperatives newly selected in 2018 to become Animatrices Rurales (agricultural advisors). The women received training in improved nutrition and... MORE
In November 2018, PRO-PLANTEURS will start new training courses to professionalize the cooperatives it works with. ANADER will train 3,000 women in agricultural diversification. The aim of the training is to increase the income of 10,000 households. In a further training course, conducted by ANADER... MORE
At the International Sweets and Snacks Fair (ISM) in Cologne in January, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa hosts a joint event with the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cococa: "Business as usual' or real changes for the cocoa sector? - Did the World Cocoa Conference 2018 create a momentum... MORE
Under the impetus of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, representatives from Belgian chocolate and retail sector, civil society, social impact investors and universities signed on December 5, 2018 in Antwerp the Beyond Chocolate partnership for... MORE
Both countries have agreed in a 12-point action plan to set a floor price for cocoa in the global commodity market, below which none of the two countries will sell its produce. Another key action point is the adoption of a concurrent opening season and announcement of producer prices to be paid to... MORE