The Australian Bureau of Statistics recently released data that proved that COVID-19 hasn’t destroyed our global trade, even though it has definitely complicated things due to geopolitical developments. Supply chain dependencies and priorities within countries changed and restrictions were placed on the export of critical items as countries began to navigate the spread of COVID-19. … Continue reading The role of trade in keeping the world fed
With COVID-19 restrictions around the world limiting impulse purchasing and decreasing consumer confidence, global chocolate consumption has fallen significantly over recent months, according to a new report by agribusiness banking specialist Rabobank. In the report — Consumers Lose Taste for Cocoa Under COVID-19 — Rabobank said a significant proportion of chocolate demand is comprised of … Continue reading Chocolate consumption falls during COVID-19
Cargill has outlined its plan to eliminate deforestation from its cocoa supply chain. The Protect Our Planet plan provides concrete actions the company is taking to achieve 100 percent cocoa bean traceability and includes a commitment of “no further conversion” of any forest land in Ghana and Ivory Coast for cocoa production. It also expands … Continue reading An outline on how to end cocoa deforestation
Twelve of the world’s leading cocoa and chocolate companies, including Hershey and Nestlé, have agreed to an initiative to end deforestation in the global cocoa supply chain.
Mondelēz International has published the first progress report on its Cocoa Life sustainability program, which highlights the wide-ranging impact and efforts to date across its six cocoa-growing origins.
A two and a half year program aimed at improving the livelihood of smallholder cocoa farmers has been introduced through collaboration with Mondelez International’s Cocoa Life operation.
The Australian Carob Company, producers of more than 200 tonnes of quality, allergy-free carob pods for distribution throughout Australia and export markets such as USA, China, Hong Kong and the UK, has secured Non-GMO verification from Cert ID.