Commission launches initiative for more sustainable cocoa production

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission today kicks off an initiative to improve sustainability in the cocoa sector. A new multi-stakeholder dialogue brings together representatives of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana – the two main cocoa producing countries accounting for 70% of global cocoa production – as well […]

How cocoa farming can help stop deforestation

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Gerard A. Manley, CEO, Olam Cocoa • Increasing demand for agricultural land putting pressure on forests. • High proportion of cocoa smallholdings means doubly acute pressure. • Digital farming tools can help identify farmable forest areas. The world’s […]

From coca to cocoa: three lessons from Peru on how farmers can leave the drug trade behind

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Victor Ganoza, Country Director, Peru, TechnoServe & Nick Rosen, Senior Associate for External Communications, TechnoServe Less than a decade ago, the villages and towns of northeastern Peru’s vast Huallaga Valley were a centre of the global drug trade. […]