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Registration is Open for the
2021 Partnership Meeting!


Register now at the early bird rate to join us for the 2021 Partnership Meeting, held online on November 17-18, around the theme "Overcoming Challenges Together".

The agenda includes sessions on EU due diligence, living income, child labor, women's empowerment, carbon finance, land tenure, satellite imagery, and more. Attendees will notably hear from:
  • Alex Assanvo, Executive Secretary, Ghana and Ivory Coast Cocoa Initiative
  • Aarti Kapoor, Executive Director, Embode
  • Justin Adams, Executive Director, Topical Forest Alliance
  • And more.
Learn more and register today.
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Biodiversity Wins on Cocoa Farms with Diverse Trees and Forested Landscapes


Birds are useful biodiversity indicators in cocoa agriculture. Farms with intermediate or high levels of shade and various numbers of tree species helps retain bird diversity. Learn more about biodiversity in this blog post by Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Research Ecologist Ruth Bennett.
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How Education Creates Resilience One Cocoa-Growing Community at a Time


Cocoa-growing communities face many challenges, from a lack of infrastructure to limited access to education. Although these issues are interdependent in complex ways, improvements in one area can bring improvements in others. See how Cargill is working to improve access to education in cocoa-growing communities in this blog post by Global Community Advisor David Schwebel.
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The Cocoa & Forests Initiative in One Minute

What is the Cocoa & Forests Initiative? This video covers the basics of how cocoa and chocolate companies are fighting deforestation in 60 seconds.

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 us for details.

Beyond Beans/ETG
Beyond Beans announced the launch of the first women-owned "Cocoa Fruit Lab" micro-factory in Côte d'Ivoire. Read more.

European Commission
The EU Commission released a new report on ending child labor and promoting sustainable cocoa in West Africa. Read more.

Ferrero
Ferrero published its 12th sustainability report. Read more.
Fuchs & Hoffmann and Ritter
Cocoa Abrabopa Association partnered with Fuchs & Hoffmann and Ritter to set up a three-year sustainability project in Ghana. Read more.

Ghana Forestry Commission
The Ghana Forestry Commission announced a new engagement principles guide to help preserve the country's cocoa forests. Read more.

Nature Portfolio
Nature Portfolio released a report on cocoa fermentation and quality. Read more.
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