Many small and medium-sized companies commercialize processed cocoa products by attributing positive health effects of cocoa, which have not always been scientifically proven and can lead to legal difficulties for cocoa processors. For this reason, the African Cocoa Platform organizes an event to... MORE
Today, the GISCO on-site event took place at the Anuga trade fair in Cologne! Alex Assanvo, Secretary Executive of the Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana Cocoa Initiative, gave a keynote speech to introduce the topic and presented the perspective of the cocoa-producing countries. This was followed by input... MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa ist very pleased to announce the publication of the new monitoring report for the reporting year 2020! GISCO has developed a monitoring system in cooperation with Beyond Chocolate, the Belgian initiative for sustainable cocoa. The monitoring helps to... MORE
SÜDWIND Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene supports members of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa in the preparation of the risk analysis. MORE
This year's Journée PRO-PLANTEURS on the topic of "Sustainable Production Systems in the PRO-PLANTEURS Project" was held in Grand Bassam (Côte d'Ivoire) on Thursday, 22 July 2021. MORE
For the second phase of the PRO-PLANTEURS Matching Fund, all members of GISCO are invited to submit project proposals. MORE
Four new case studies from the national platforms on sustainable cocoa in Europe shed light on traceability in the cocoa sector. MORE
We congratulate Ms. Merit Buama on her election as the new Chairwoman of the Board of the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa! MORE
We are pleased to launch the very first joint monitoring round with our Belgian partner initiative Beyond Chocolate. MORE
GISCO and IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative, have jointly commissioned a study on cocoa traceability to provide more clarity on the state of traceability systems in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon. MORE