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Packing Bags for Berlin

Next week is an important milestone for the world of cocoa — some 1,500 stakeholders from around the world will gather in Berlin for the biennial World Cocoa Conference (WCC), organized by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and hosted by the government of the German Federal Republic.

This year the conference will focus on the three big themes of sustainable production, prosperous farmers, and thriving communities; sustainable value chain; and sustainable consumption. WCF President Rick Scobey will join a panel discussion on the pressing challenge of deforestation and showcase the Cocoa & Forests Initiative. Read more in his latest blog post.

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Four New Reasons to Feel Good About Chocolate

In April 2018, World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) member The Hershey Company launched Cocoa for Good, the company's strategy for sustainabile cocoa. It is investing half a billion dollars by 2030 to nourish children, elevate youth, build prosperous communities, and preserve natural ecosystems in the cocoa supply chain. 

Learn more in Hershey's Sr. Director of Sustainability, CSR, and Social Innovation Jeff King's blog post
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Digital Payments Can Be a Game-Changer for Farmers

The cocoa and chocolate sector wants to share lessons learned in transitioning to digital payment systems, notably for smallholder farmers, to promote financial inclusion, increase transparency and efficiency. We believe that the effort required to mainstream digital payments in cocoa-growing countries is best done through a concerted effort by the industry and in coordination with the local authorities.

Learn more in an interview with Better than Cash Alliance and WCF Programs Vice President Paul Macek.

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Celebrating Women in Cocoa, from the Farmer to the CEO

As the cocoa sector gathers in Berlin for the WCC, it is important to recognize that we are facing unprecedented challenges related to human rights, responsible trade and climate change. The Women in Cocoa & Chocolate Network (WINCC) will take the opportunity of the WCC to celebrate the key role women play in improving the resilience and sustainability of the cocoa value chain.

Learn more in WINCC Program Manager Caroline Lubbers's blog post

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Japan Membership Outreach Yields Insights

With the recent addition of branded confectionery company Fujiya, WCF now counts 13 Japan-based members. After the United States, no other single country boasts as many WCF members. Last week, WCF Vice President of Member & External Relations Tim McCoy traveled to Japan to meet with many of these members... Learn more in his blog post.

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Where Can You Hear from WCF?

Today's spotlight is on WCF's President Rick Scobey, who will speak at the following conferences and events over the next month:
Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Learn about the work WCF member companies and partners are doing to ensure a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector. Want your company to be featured in our cocoa sustainability roundup? Email zoe.genova@worldcocoa.org for details.

Blommer 
In April, Blommer announced its new sustainability initiative supporting cocoa farmers in Côte d'Ivoire. Read more.

Mondelēz International
Mondelēz released its 2017 Cocoa Life Progress Report demonstrating how, five years in, the program is making a difference in the cocoa supply chain. Read more.

Purdy's
Purdy's is fundraising to purchase 50 life-changing water filtration devices for its cocoa co-ops in Côte d'Ivoire. Read more.
Rabobank
WCF's Climate Smart Cocoa Program Manager Sander Muilerman weighs in on succession taboos and increasing sustainable cocoa production. Read more.

TCHO
In March 2018, TCHO hosted a food hackathon with students at UC Berkeley. Read more
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