PRO -PLANTEURS welcomes 12 new organisationsOn 24 March, PRO-PLANTEURS held a kick-off workshop to welcome 12 farmer organisations from the Divo and Yamoussoukro regions, and with them some 13,000 farmers, to the project.  In addition to the farmer organisations, the Ivorian cocoa agency Conseil du... MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa invites its members to join the online seminar on Tuesday, 15 march from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm on "Local approaches against child labour: Insights into the national strategies of our partner countries and into their on-site implementation". Click here for... MORE
As part of a multimedia production by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), an interview with GISCO's Chair of the Board, Merit Buama, has been published. MORE
On the occasion of ISM, which took place in Cologne from 31 January to 2 February, GISCO organised a virtual event on the topic of "Enabling Environment: Incentives and Framework Conditions for Forest Conservation and Climate Protection in the Cocoa Sector" on 1 February to complement its presence... MORE
A film by the Chocolate Info Centre (Infozentrum Schokolade) shows in a seven-minute documentary how a bar of chocolate is made. Click here for the German film with English subtitles. MORE
The German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa invited its members to join the online seminar on Tuesday, 23 November from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm on "Sustainability Standards' Efforts to Enhance Cocoa Farmers' Income: Impacts, Sustainability Differential and Investment, and Living Income Reference Price".... MORE
On 8 and 9 November 2021, a symposium on the benefits of cocoa for human health was organized by the African Cocoa Platform as an on-site event in Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire as well as online. The African Cocoa Platform is a multi-stakeholder-platform initiated in 2018 by GIZ’s Green Innovation... 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