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
On the 19th September 2018 the PRO-PLANTEURS -Day will take place for the first time. Around 100 participants are expected, including members of the cooperatives, partner- and implementing organizations as well as representatives of the local members of GISCO. MORE
The study "Demystifying the Cocoa Sector in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire" of the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) from the Netherlands is now published based on its first chapters. The research aims to contribute to the cocoa sector’s body of knowledge and provide a solid evidence base to test common... MORE
35 moderators are now ready to teach good nutritional practices to around 10,000 cocoa farming families in PRO-PLANTEURS affiliated households. The women trained their knowledge and expertise in a five-day workshop in July. The training materials were developed in collaboration with the National... MORE
On 25 August, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) hosted an open day. The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa had a stand and enabled visitors to learn more about sustainable cocoa. Using virtual reality glasses, they were also able to gain an insight into cocoa... MORE
In the light of the sharp drop in the cocoa price by more than a third and its consequences, the accounting and consulting firm KPMG conducted an audit of the Conseil du Café-Cacao (CCC) in April. MORE
The Ghanaian government and chocolate and cocoa companies have announced an action plan to launch the next phase of the Cocoa & Forests initiative. The partners presented the results of their work over the last six months. Working groups work on forest conservation, agroforestry systems, social... MORE
The topic of the sixth meeting of PRO-PLANTEURS' Technical Committee (CTC) on July 19 in Abidjan was the progress of the project and the study on a Living Income of cocoa farming families. The results were presented by the local employee of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa, Elvis Coré.... MORE
Three representatives of cooperatives participated in World Cococa Conference 2018 in Berlin and shared their expectations and impressions with us. MORE
18 more cooperatives joined PRO-PLANTEURS. They were invited to participate in the kick-off workshops to get to know the goals and strategies of the project and to discuss them with the project team led by Judith Steffens. The workshops took place in the three project regions Aboisso, Adzopé,... MORE