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Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, January 2015...

  • High yields expected from agro-industrial cocoa
  • Regional exchanges can help to empower farmers
  • Production surges in West Africa but processing still an issue
  • Colombian production continues to recover as replanting pays off

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Click on the links below to view the latest news storiesLast updated Monday, January 26, 2015
CFTC FINES OLAM FOR VIOLATING LIMITS AND UNLAWFUL TRADES
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the US has issued an order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Singapore-based Olam International Ltd.
ETHICAL COFFEE COMPANY SUES NESPRESSO
Ethical Coffee Company, which makes coffee capsules that can be used in Nestlé’s Nespresso machines, has lodged a complaint in a Paris court against Nestlé for patent infringement.
COMMODITIES TRADER NOBLE TO EXIT COCOA BUSINESS
Reuters reports that commodities trading house Noble Group is "winding down its cocoa operations."
EU OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO MERGER
Reuters reports that European Union antitrust regulators have opened an investigation into the proposal by Mondelez International and DE Master Blenders 1753 to combine their coffee businesses.
KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN AND CARIBOU EXPAND AGREEMENT
Keurig Green Mountain and Caribou Coffee have renewed their partnership with a 10-year agreement for Caribou Coffee in Keurig pack formats for Keurig hot brewing systems.
NEW WEBSITE PROVIDES PLATFORM FOR GROWERS
A new website has been launched to provide coffee growers around the world with a platform that will allow them to promote their farms to the coffee industry at no cost.
ICE FUTURES TO LAUNCH EURO-DENOMINATED COCOA CONTRACT
Intercontinental Exchange has announced that ICE Futures Europe will introduce a new Euro currency cocoa contract to operate in parallel with the existing Sterling London cocoa contract.
FAIRTRADE LAUNCHES 'WOMEN IN COFFEE' PROJECT
Fairtrade Africa and the Fairtrade Foundation have launched a three-year project that will empower women coffee farmers in Kenya and increase the market for Fairtrade certified coffee.
UN PROJECT TO HELP COLOMBIAN FARMERS GROW COCOA
A UN-led partnership is expected to help Colombian farmers who have long relied on revenues from growing drug crops.
OLAM INTERNATIONAL TO ACQUIRE ADM COCOA BUSINESS
Olam International Limited has agreed to acquire the global cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company at an enterprise value on a cash and debt free basis of USD 1.3 billion.
COFFEE KIDS SEEKS MERGER - SUSPENDS PROGRAMMING
The Board of Directors of charity Coffee Kids has decided to suspend programming and explore options for merging with another organization with a similar purpose.
PACORINI OPENS WAREHOUSE SERVING PORT OF VIRGINIA
The company's decision to open the warehouse follows Port of Virginia's recent designation as an exchange port for coffee.
COFFEE & COCOA INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING SCHEDULE
This web site will next be updated the week beginning Monday 5 January 2015. We would like to wish all of our readers a peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
PPPS IN THE SPOTLIGHT: ARE FARMERS CONSULTED?
A new report by the Fairtrade Foundation seeks to investigate if and how smallholder food producers are engaged as equal partners within agricultural PPPs in Africa.
REGIONAL EXCHANGES HELPING TO EMPOWER FARMERS
Where the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange led the way, other countries are now following, having recognised the benefits to their agricultural sectors of domestic - and regional - exchanges.
PORT OF VIRGINIA GEARS UP FOR LIFE AS AN EXCHANGE PORT
The volume of coffee moving through Port of Virginia continues to grow rapidly and designation by ICE as an exchange port is only likely to enhance that rate of growth.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD AFFECT INDONESIAN FARMERS
A CIAT study of current and future climatic suitability of Arabica coffee in Indonesia suggests that climate change could severely affect coffee farmers in the country.
RONNOCO ACQUIRES ARKANSAS COMPANY
St Louis-based Ronnoco Coffee has acquired Biff’s Coffee Roasting Company in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
AFREXIMBANK FUNDS COCOA PROCESSING IN AFRICA
The African Export-Import Bank has provided approximately USD 350 million in financing to support cocoa processing activities in the four major cocoa producing countries.
UNITED BISCUITS AND CARGILL IN THREE-YEAR PARTNERSHIP
United Biscuits has entered into a three-year partnership with Cargill's cocoa & chocolate business, which will supply all of UB's cocoa and chocolate products.
ZANETTI INAUGURATES ROASTING PLANT IN VIETNAM
MZB Group has inaugurated its first roasting plant in Vietnam, with an annual production capacity of up to 3,000 tonnes of roasted coffee.
NCA ISSUES PROPOSITION 65 UPDATE
The National Coffee Association in the US recently filed comments with California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, the state regulatory agency.
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