Ambitious cocoa project featured in Coffee & Cocoa International

29 March, 2010 by (comments)

The latest on an ambitious project involving CIAT and key partners to improve the livelihoods of West African cocoa farmers is featured in the current edition of trade magazine Coffee and Cocoa International.

Early 2010 marks the halfway point in the four-year-long Ghana Fine Flavor Cocoa Project, which aims to link all stages of the cocoa value chain and to develop a sustainable business model that can be applied to other crops. Commercial shipments of the first premium fine flavor cocoa of West African origin are expected next year.
The initiative sees CIAT and the Sustainable Food Laboratory working with implementing partners the Agro Eco Louis Bolk Institute and the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana. The initiative is part of the Rainforest Alliance-led New Business Models for Sustainable Trading Relationships project, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
While you can only read the full article by paying a subscription to the magazine, you can read more about the project here.

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