DALOA, Ivory Coast Ivorian cocoa farmers have grown more concerned about the 2019/20 main crop as diseases known as black pod and swollen shoot spread in cocoa plantations, farmers and exporters told Reuters on Thursday.
ABIDJAN The African Development Bank's board approved a 125% capital increase to $208 billion on Thursday, the largest in the lender's history, AfDB President Akinwumi Adesina said.
ABIDJAN/LONDON, Oct 25 The Cocoa Coffee Council
(CCC) has signed a block deal with food group Olam for the sale
of 100,000 tonnes of cocoa export contracts for the 2020/21
season that includes a premium to support farmers, sources at
CCC told Reuters on Friday.
ABIDJAN/LONDON Ivory Coast and Ghana's threat to possibly halt the cocoa industry's ethical branding schemes poses a major risk to chocolate makers operating in Western markets where consumer demand for sustainably sourced products is rising.
LONDON/ABIDJAN, Sept 13 Ivory Coast and Ghana
have agreed initial deals to sell cocoa with a living income
premium of $400 a tonne added to the price, in a bid to reform
the way global cocoa is priced, industry sources and a
government source told Reuters.
* Costs would come on top of new 'living income' cocoa
ABIDJAN/LONDON Ivory Coast and Ghana will meet major chocolate makers and grinders in Abidjan on Wednesday to make plans to regulate the industry's efforts to source cocoa sustainably, multiple trade and government sources told Reuters.
ABIDJAN Higher prices are needed to ensure cocoa production becomes more sustainable, a senior European Union official said on Tuesday, backing plans by top growers Ivory Coast and Ghana to levy a "living income differential" on sales.
ABIDJAN, Sept 10 Higher prices are needed to
ensure cocoa production becomes more sustainable, a senior
European Union official said on Tuesday, backing plans by top
growers Ivory Coast and Ghana to levy a "living income
differential" on sales.
ABIDJAN/LONDON, July 10 Top global cocoa
producers Ivory Coast and Ghana have imposed a fixed "living
income differential" of $400 a tonne on all cocoa contracts sold
by either country for the 2020/21 season, an official letter
seen by Reuters shows.