The International Cocoa Initiative promotes child protection in cocoa-growing communities. We work to ensure a better future for children and their families.

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  • KG - Kindergarten
  • PS - Primary School
  • JHS - Junior High School
  • SHS - Senior High School
  • CCPC - Community Child Protection Committee
  • CAP - Community Action Plan

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Cocoa News

2017-03-09 10:30:58
Qui profite, ou pas, de la chute vertigineuse des cours du cacao?

La chute des cours du cacao, une bombe sociale en Côte d'Ivoire. C'est le titre d'une dépêche de l'AFP. Les cours du cacao sont toujours très fluctuants, la glissade des prix est-elle vraiment si forte? Read More

2017-03-08 11:05:10
International Women’s Day 2017: Women In Cocoa Farming

On International Women’s Day 2017, Barry Callebaut, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate and Firmenich are celebrating and supporting women in cocoa farming industries across the world. Read More

2017-02-12 10:13:17
La 1ère édition de la campagne du projet OCP School LAB cacao lancée à Soubré

Le groupe OCP a procédé samedi à Soubré, au lancement de la première édition de la campagne OCP School LAB Cacao en vue de contribuer à l’augmentation de la productivité agricole à travers une fertilisation adaptée et raisonnée des sols. Read More

2017-02-11 10:12:10
Café-cacao: Les actions de Massandjé Touré Liste encouragées des producteurs à Toumodi

Tamini Jean-Marie, président du syndicat national des producteurs agricoles de Côte d’Ivoire basé à Toumodi soutient l’action du Conseil café cacao dirigé par Mme Massandjé Touré Liste. Il l’a fait savoir le vendredi 10 février 2017 lors d’une rencontre avec la presse. Read More

2017-02-09 10:09:32
Our chocolate supply is getting squeezed

You crave it. You savor it. You love it. It's chocolate, and Americans will spend more than a billion dollars on the sweet treat just for Valentine's Day alone; worldwide, we spend $98 billion a year. Read More

2017-02-07 10:04:08

Jospeh Boahen Aidoo, a former Western Regional Minister under the previous Kufuor administration, has been appointed by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD). Read More

2017-02-06 14:46:33
Why Barry Callebaut’s model for sustainable growth is one the entire food industry should follow

Barry Callebaut, a company explicitly committed to sustainable cocoa production “to help ensure future supplies of cocoa and improve farmer livelihoods” takes the notion of sustainability very seriously. Read More

2017-02-06 14:00:12
Barry Callebaut looks to meet 2025 100% Sustainable Chocolate Goals

The future of cocoa farming currently looks bleak and requires intervention from industry in order to protect the long term future of cocoa and chocolate. 60% of cocoa farmers in West Africa are living in extreme poverty. As a direct result of cocoa farmer poverty, it is estimated that more than 2 million children are working on cocoa farms in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana alone. Deforestation is one of the biggest causes of global warming and threatening the ecosystem that provides chocolate ingredients. Read More

2017-02-03 13:39:16
Empowering women a path to larger cocoa crops

Mondelez International, the world’s largest chocolate company and buyer of cocoa, is about at the halfway point in its 10-year $400 million program, Cocoa Life, designed to do nothing less than “transform the lives of cocoa farmers and inspire the next generation of producers” in six countries around the world where cocoa output is significant and Mondelez is a customer. Read More

2017-02-02 13:34:58
Growth, Economic Diversification, and Education Reforms: A Recipe for Success in Côte d’Ivoire

Côte d’Ivoire remains one of the continent’s most buoyant economies with a growth rate of 7.9% in 2016. However, the country will need to reform its education system to become a middle-income economy. A new report from the World Bank offers recommendations to improve the quality of public expenditure on education to unleash equitable and sustained growth. Read More

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