Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, May 2015...
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- New standards help PNG meet buyers' requirements
- Scientists develop climate resilient strategy for Ethiopian coffee farmers
- Barometer finds chocolate "too cheap" to be sustainable
- Rainfall sees Brazilian crop concerns ease and prices nosedive
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|GHANA'S COCOA PRODUCTION SLUMPS|
Ecobank says Ghana's cocoa production is set to fall significantly in the 2014/15 season, which could drive the world market into deficit after several years of surpluses.
|PARTNERSHIP HOPES TO BOOST ETHIOPIAN COFFEE PRODUCTION|
illycaffè, the Ernesto Illy Foundation and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization are to join forces to enhance the value chain in the Ethiopian coffee sector.
|KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN APPOINTS NEW CFO|
Keurig Green Mountain has announced that Peter G Leemputte will join the company in June 2015 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Treasurer.
|RECORD BRAZILIAN EXPORTS WEIGH HEAVILY ON MARKET|
Exports from Brazil reached a record high of 36.8 million bags in crop year 2014/15 (April to March), fuelled by domestic stocks and encouraged by a depreciation in the exchange rate.
|NCA ISSUES STATEMENT ABOUT DIACETYL AND COFFEE|
The National Coffee Association in the US has issued a statement about diacetyl, a compound created spontaneously in many foods when they are browned in the natural course of cooking.
|JACOBS FOUNDATION LAUNCHES TRECC|
The Jacobs Foundation has launched a programme to enhance education, empower women, and help protect children in Côte d'Ivoire’s cocoa-growing communities.
|ARABICA COFFEE STUDY A WAKE-UP CALL FOR INDUSTRY|
Researchers at CIAT have mapped which areas of the world will continue to be suitable for growing Arabica coffee in future.
|VOLCAFE INAUGURATES VIETNAMESE COFFEE PLANT|
Volcafe Vietnam has inaugurated a US$80 million coffee processing plant in the southern Vietnamese province of Dong Nai.
|MASSIMO ZANETTI INTRODUCES COMPOSTABLE COFFEE POD|
MZB USA has announced plans to introduce what it claims is the first 100 per cent compostable, fully certified single-serve coffee pod in the US by the end of 2015.
|RUSSIAN FEDERATION JOINS ICO|
The Executive Director has announced that the Russian Federation has completed membership procedures for the ICO under the International Coffee Agreement 2007.
|COFFEE KIDS AND HRNS JOINING FORCES|
Not-for-profit Coffee Kids, which seemed in danger of closing down its operations, has joined forces with the Hanns R Neumann Stiftung.
|UNITED CACAO EXTENDS OPERATIONS IN PERU|
United Cacao, the AIM-listed cocoa plantation company based in Peru, has launched a farmer finance programme to double the company's previous objective of 3,250 hectares.
|BCA ELECTS KRISTINE BREMINER ISGREN AS CHAIR|
The British Coffee Association has announced the election of Kristine Breminer Isgren of Complete Coffee Ltd as its new Chair and Ian Bryson of Finlay Beverages Ltd as Vice Chair.
|GENE FOUND FOR MELT POINT OF COCOA BUTTER|
The discovery by plant geneticists of a gene involved in determining the melting point of cocoa butter could lead to new and improved products and varieties, according to researchers.
|BEAN-TO-BAR START-UP ACQUIRES PROCESSING LINE|
A newly-founded company, Maison Duplanteur, has signed an agreement with BEAR Mühlen & Behälter for a 'bean to bar' processing line.
|PAPUA NEW GUINEA GRADING STANDARDS UPDATED|
Newly upgraded standards for coffee grown in Papua New Guinea will help the industry there grade coffee to meet buyers' exacting requirements and describe the cup profile.
|JA REEACH PRODUCES 'CLIMATE SMART' FARMERS|
Graduating farmers received field-based training on practical best-management techniques on their farms, to protect the land while maintaining its viability and productivity.
|SCIENTISTS SAY COFFEE IS PART OF A HEALTHY DIET|
Scientists charged with scouring the literature to study how Americans can eat healthily acknowledge that 3-5 cups of coffee a day have a place in a healthy diet.
|ICCO RECOMMENDS REVIEW OF COCOA RESOURCES|
The world's largest cocoa producing countries should marshal their resources with a view to avoiding over-supply in the future, says ICCO Executive Director.
|BARRY CALLEBAUT UNVEILS STRONG HALF-YEAR RESULTS|
Barry Callebaut Group has announced sales figures for the first six months of its fiscal year 2014/15 including sales volumes picking up by 2.0 per cent.
|FIRST TRADES TAKE PLACE WITH CME COCOA CONTRACT|
CME Group has announced the first trades of its new Physically Delivered Cocoa futures contract, which was launched recently on its European exchange, CME Europe.
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