Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, September 2014...
- Roasters help train next generation of coffee farmers
- Rwanda ramps up effort to tackle potato taste defect
- Manufacturers respond to desiccant guidelines from cocoa federation
- EFSA restates concerns about effect of acrylamide in coffee
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|EBOLA FORCES AGITERRA TO CURTAIL COCOA ACTIVITY|
As a result of the Ebola outbreak and the associated precautionary restrictions on travelling in Sierra Leone, the company has curtailed its activities in the region.
|IMPACT OF EBOLA COULD BE "CATASTROPHIC"|
The economic impact of the Ebola epidemic could grow eight-fold, dealing a potentially catastrophic blow to the already fragile states, says World Bank.
|REGULATORS INCREASING FOCUS ON CAFFEINE|
The NCA in the US says there is a growing focus by regulators on caffeine, which recently led it to file comments with the Food and Drug Administration.
|DIVERSITY GENERATES HIGHER RETURNS|
The World Agroforestry Centre says diversifying production could help cocoa farmers in West and Central Africa increase the value of their agroforestry systems.
|HERSHEY EXPANDS LEARN TO GROW PROGRAMME|
The Hershey Company has unveiled a three-year programme expanding its cocoa farmer training and community initiatives in Cote d'Ivoire.
|COFFEE GENOME SEQUENCED|
An international study has sequenced coffee's genome. The results were published in the 5 September 2014 issue of the journal Science.
|PROBAT BRINGS COFFEE AND COCOA INDUSTRIES TOGETHER|
More than a 100 delegates from nearly 40 countries came together on the day preceding Interpack 2014 to discuss trends, strategies and global prospects for the coffee and cocoa industries.
|SEMINAR ON COCOA PROJECTS SET FOR ACCRA IN OCTOBER|
The ICCO is to hold an International Seminar on the Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Cocoa Projects in Accra, Ghana, 14-17 October 2014.
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|NEW ADVERTISEMENT SALES EXECUTIVE AT C&CI|
Coffee & Cocoa International is pleased to announce the appointment of Silvia Luneia as Advertisement Sales Executive.
|BRUCE GOLDSMITH ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF NCA|
Bruce Goldsmith, President of Baronet Coffee, was recently elected Chairman of the National Coffee Association (NCA) in the US.
|WEIDENHAMMER COMPOSITE CANS HAVE 'PEEL-OFF' TOP|
WPG's new generation of impermeable containers can be used to safely package perishable products and oxygen-sensitive bulk goods such as coffee.
|PARAMOUNT COFFEE EXPANDS|
Paramount Coffee is expanding its manufacturing, distribution and shipping operations at two sites in Lansing in order to accommodate growing nationwide sales.
|NON-TOXIC SPRAY COULD BOOST COCOA PRODUCTION|
Glycerol, a by-product of the production of biofuel, could be used to enhance cocoa's defences against well-known diseases such as Black Pod.
|COFFEE INDUSTRY COUNTERS PROPOSED LABELLING REQUIREMENTS|
New labelling requirements for packaging for consumer products proposed by the FDA should not apply to coffee, the National Coffee Association in the US believes.
|LWR WINS PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY CHALLENGE|
Lutheran World Relief (LWR) has won US$500,000 from the Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to scale up its cocoa programmes in Central America.
|ROB STEPHEN JOINS TEAM AT OLAM SPECIALTY COFFEE|
Rob Stephen, SCAA Past President and long-time volunteer, has joined the team at Olam Specialty Coffee in the role of International Business Development Manager.
|COFFEE PRICES RISING AGAIN AS ATTENTION TURNS TO NEXT CROP|
Vice President at Citi Futures and OTC Clearing says confirmation of lower production is occurring at most locations in Brazil with losses ranging from 15 to 30 percent.
|PORT OF VIRGINIA GETS ICE CERTIFICATION|
On 14 July the port was selected by ICE to be a delivery point, or exchange port, for the coffee futures contract.
|FAIR TRADE USA AND UTZ CERTIFIED TO COLLABORATE|
In June 2014 UTZ Certified and Fair Trade USA began work on a joint effort to support sustainable livelihoods for more farmers and workers, beginning in cocoa.
|UK COFFEE BUSINESS INSTALLS RECORD-BREAKING ROASTER|
UK coffee roasting company Lincoln & York made history in July by installing what it claims is the UK's largest coffee roaster at its Lincolnshire headquarters.
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