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Sustainable Cocoa and #GenerationRestoration

The United Nations Environment Program recently launched the decade of ecosystem restoration. What does this mean for cocoa? Learn about the importance of regenerative agriculture and biodiversity in cocoa farming in this blog post by WCF Director of Agricultural Productivity Hervé D. Bisseleua.
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Expanding Access to Finance for
Farming Communities

WCF and our member companies are working to link Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA) with formal financial institutions to expand access to financial services. Read about the VSLA linkage process in this blog post by WCF Social Development Associate Priscilla Sogah.
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Shaded Cocoa Can Protect Forests:
Here’s What It Takes

Cocoa farming in Nicaragua and Peru plays a crucial role in protecting and restoring forests. Learn how cocoa can be a reforestation agent in Latin America in this blog post by Lutheran World Relief Deputy Director for Research and Innovation, MOCCA Project Luis Orozco Aguilar and CATIE Researcher Professor in Agroforestry Arlene Lopez Sampson.

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Save the Date: 2021 Partnership Meeting

The WCF 2021 Partnership Meeting will be held online on November 17-18 around the theme "Overcoming Challenges Together". Stay tuned for registration information and more details.

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Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Cocoa Sustainability Roundup

Take a look below to learn more 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.

Cargill announced a project to build six new schools in Ghana in partnership with CARE. Read more.

Cocoa Research Centre
The Cocoa Research Centre of Trinidad and Tobago is hosting two webinars for its annual symposium on July 21 and 28. Register here.

ÉLAN RDC published a report on the role of industry associations in the development of the cocoa sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more.

Guan Chong Berhad (GCB)
HSBC Amanah Malaysia completed a green trade financing facility for GCB's sustainable cocoa sourcing. Read more.

International Cocoa Initiative
The International Cocoa Initiative launched a study to analyze data from stakeholders' Child Labor Monitoring & Remediation Systems. Read more.
Mondelēz International
Mondelēz International and Fairtrade provided grants to empower thousands of women farmers to start small businesses. Read more.

Nestlé announced it will move beyond protecting forests to restoring them as part of a goal to reach net zero emissions by 2050. Read more

Round Table Cocoa
Round Table Cocoa Hamburg live-streamed an event on post-harvest processing, quality, and sensory standards. Watch more.

The Smithsonian's Conservation Biology Institute pubished a study on cocoa agroforestry and bird diversity. Read more.
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