The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa announces a change in leadership. Starting on November 1, 2023, Martina Gaebler will assume the role of Executive Secretary, replacing Beate Weiskopf. MORE
This year, GISCO is releasing its third monitoring report, based on comprehensive data collection among its members. In the member assembly held in May 2022, all members committed to participating in the monitoring. MORE
Sektorübergreifendes Lernen bei der Umsetzung der EU-Verordnung gegen Entwaldung: Über 70 Teilnehmende aus Industrie, Politik und Zivilgesellschaft diskutierten am 9. Oktober in Köln über eine entwaldungsfreie Kakao- und Palmölproduktion. MORE
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