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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, December 15, 2014
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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.
ICCO: NO CAUSE FOR CONCERN ABOUT COCOA DEFICIT
The International Cocoa Organization rejects reports identifying potential deficits in the supply of cocoa in the years to come as overstated in the extreme.
STARBUCKS TO SELL TIMOR LESTE COFFEE
The World Agroforestry Centre says Starbucks' decision to sell single origin coffee sourced from Timor Leste will help alleviate deforestation and contribute to the country's economy.
COFFEE TOOLKIT INTEGRATES WOMEN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
The first toolkit to include women and young people in the coffee sector has been released in a joint collaboration between the Sustainable Coffee Programme, Hivos and Agri ProFocus.
THIRD-PARTY VERIFICATION FOR 'COFFEE MADE HAPPY'
Mondelez International, the world's second largest coffee company, is to use third-party verification to measure the effectiveness of its US$200 million 'Coffee Made Happy' programme.
BARRY CALLEBAUT TO EXPAND ITS PLANT IN LODZ
Barry Callebaut's chocolate plant in Lodz in Poland is to be expanded to include two additional production lines in a planned investment worth nearly EUR 22.8 million.
CGA IN COFFEE MAY HELP PREVENT OBESITY-RELATED DISEASE
Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that a chemical compound found in coffee may help prevent some of the damaging effects of obesity.
AMERICAS CACAO BREEDERS WORKING GROUP FORMED
The World Cocoa Foundation, USDA/ARS and Costa Rica's Tropical Agricultural Research & Higher Education Centre have announced the creation of the Americas Cacao Breeders Working Group.
VOLUME AND PROFIT BOTH UP AT BARRY CALLEBAUT
The CEO of the Barry Callebaut Group claims another record year, supported by three growth drivers – emerging markets, gourmet and strategic partnerships.
SECOND CUP PLANS FOR GROWTH WITH SHARE OFFERING
Canadian specialty coffee retailer The Second Cup Ltd is planning a share offering by way of private placement, with the intention of raising up to C$5 million.
VOLCAFE BRINGS CHINESE ARABICA TO MARKET
Volcafe and Simao Arabicasm Coffee Company have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to be called Yunnan Volcafe Ltd.
NCA EXPECTS FUTHER GROWTH IN SINGLE CUP MARKET
Don Holly's presentation to the NCA Coffee Summit claims that single cup has had the biggest impact on home coffee brewing since 'Mr Coffee' hit store shelves in the 1970s.
STUDY FINDS RANGE OF BENEFITS FOR UTZ COCOA FARMERS
New study claims cocoa farmers in the UTZ Certified programme have higher yields, larger incomes and better living conditions compared to similar farmers who are not certified.
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