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2020 Partnership Meeting: Scaling Impact in Disruptive Times


The first online World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting featured inspiring keynote speeches and breakout presentations. 112 speakers shared their expertise during 23 sessions with 405 attendees from 30 countries on six continents on November 18-19.

Take an exclusive look at the Partnership Meeting session "Building Back Better for Sustainability", with Global Environment Facility CEO and Chairperson Carlos Manuel Rodriguez, Olam International Co-Founder and Group CEO Sunny Verghese, and WCF President Rick Scobey.
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COVID-19 and Latin American Cocoa Farmers:
Disruptions, Community Ties, and a Mobile App


The cocoa sector has faced many challenges, from limitations on travel and transport within cocoa producing countries, to delays in payment, certification, and a shortage of supplies due to COVID-19. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has begun to implement the use of the Cacao Movil (Mobile Cocoa) app and other technologies, which have become fundamental to developing farmers’ capacities and skills. Learn more in this blog post by LWR MOCCA Cocoa Director Carolina Aguilar Duarte and Corus International Associate Vice President Paul Macek.
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WCF Receives "COVID-19 Hero" Award


The second edition of the Ghana Cocoa Awards took place on November 14. WCF is honored to have received the award "COVID-19 Hero" alongside member companies Mondelēz International and ECOM for our action in supporting cocoa communities faced with the pandemic.
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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.

Cargill
Cargill joined Cocoa Research Association and the sector-wide effort to conserve cocoa genetic resources as part of the pipeline to supply improved planting materials to farmers. Read more.

ECOM
ECOM inaugurated a newly constructed clinic in Ghana to improve healthcare delivery in the community. Read more.

Luker Chocolate
Luker Chocolate is using cocoa cultivation as an alternative to deforestation in Colombia. Read more.
Mars Wrigley
Mars Wrigley released its 2020 Cocoa for Generations report "Reshaping the Future of Cocoa". Read more.

Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International's Cocoa Life program released the report "No Silver Bullets" on closing the $10 billion income gap in cocoa, calling for cross-sector action. Read more.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Rocky Mountain Chocolate donated inventory to front-line workers, hospitals, and more in Canada. Read more.
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