Cocoa

The world's largest chocolate maker discusses how it is combatting poverty in its cocoa supply chain / Pic: GettyImages-aedkis

How is Mars promoting living incomes for cocoa smallholders?

By Katy Askew

Mars Inc hopes to make a positive contribution to the livelihoods of smallholder cocoa farmers. The chocolate giant is trialling two new programmes that aim to address some of the structural issues that stand in the way of living incomes in cocoa. FoodNavigator...

Cocoa demand on the up

Cocoa demand on the up

By Charlotte Eyre

Demand for cocoa is on the up, registering compound growth of 2.7
per cent over the next three years, and most of it will come
from Africa, according to a new report.

'Record' year for cocoa crops

'Record' year for cocoa crops

By Catherine Boal

The International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO) has revised its gloomy
cocoa estimate of a 5,000 tonne deficit to predict a global surplus
of 80,000 tonnes of cocoa in the coming year, assuring
manufacturers of a steady supply.

A cure for cocoa?

A cure for cocoa?

By Peter Stiff

The discovery of factors that help the cacao plant resist diseases
could eventually lead to a price drop for cocoa, scientists claim.

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