Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, July 2015...
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- Climate change study is a wake-up call for industry.
- Colombian production growing again as prices weaken.
- EFSA caffeine study being misinterpreted by the media.
- ICO plans strategic review at behest of EU, US and Switzerland.
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|ETHIOPIA TO STREAMLINE REGULATION OF COFFEE SECTOR|
The government of Ethiopia plans to set up a single coffee regulatory body in a bid to streamline policy governing the sector.
|CHOCOLATE IS GOOD FOR THE HEART - IN MODERATION|
New research has added to evidence that consuming chocolate in modest quantities may be good for the heart. Scientists in the UK looked at data from nearly 21,000 people over 11 years.
|IVORIAN EXPORTERS EYE SHARE OF EXPORT CONTRACTS|
Côte d’Ivoire’s cocoa exporters are seeking a fixed share of export contracts for the next five years under a new umbrella organisation, Groupement des Négociants Ivoiriens.
|PROJECT WILL ADDRESS IMPACT OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON COCOA FARMING|
CGIAR says climate smart agriculture is capable of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from farming and helping farmers adjust to its effects.
|SCAA APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY|
The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced the appointment of Kim Elena Ionescu as its new Director of Sustainability.
|IWCA CONVENTION TO TAKE PLACE IN COLOMBIA IN OCTOBER|
The fourth International Women’s Coffee Alliance convention is to take place in Bogota, Colombia, 15-16 October 2015, sponsored by the Colombian Coffee Federation.
|CARGILL WELCOMES CLEARANCE FOR ADM DEAL|
The European Commission has granted conditional clearance for Cargill to acquire Archer Daniels Midland's chocolate business in Europe, completing the global regulatory approvals.
|MONDELEZ AND DE MASTER BLENDERS 1753 COMPLETE DEALS|
Mondelez International and DE Master Blenders 1753 have completed the transactions required to combine their coffee businesses to create Jacobs Douwe Egberts.
|FIRST INTERNATIONAL COFFEE DAY TO TAKE PLACE ON 1 OCTOBER|
74 member states of the ICO and 26 coffee associations from around the world will join forces to celebrate the first official International Coffee Day on 1 October 2015.
|TULANE RELEASES CHILD LABOUR REPORT|
A Tulane University study of the West African cocoa industry estimates that 2.12 million child labourers worked in cocoa production in the 2013/2014 season in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana.
|ICCO PANEL TO CONSIDER FINE FLAVOUR COCOA IN LONDON|
Some of the best cocoa in the world is to be examined as the International Cocoa Organization's ad hoc panel on fine or flavour cocoa meets in London on 18 September.
|FINANCING MODEL WILL HELP FARMERS COMBAT LEAF RUST|
MIF has approved a US$326,000 grant for a project with Exportadora Atlantic that will help Nicaraguan coffee producers combat the effects of coffee leaf rust.
|LOWER EXPORTS LEND SUPPORT TO ROBUSTA PRICES|
The International Coffee Organization says the coffee market rallied slightly in June, led in most part by a recovery in Robusta prices.
|NESPRESSO MAKES PROGRESS WITH 'POSITIVE CUP' INITIATIVE|
The CEO of Nestlé Nespresso says significant progress has been made towards improving the lives of thousands of coffee farmers in countries ranging from South Sudan to Colombia.
|REPORT HIGHLIGHTS ISSUES FACING AFRICAN PORTS|
portoverview.com have analysed African port incidents and trends, new developments and carrier shipping performance statistics on the main African trades with Asia and Europe.
|WORLD BANK SUPPORTS AGRICULTURE REFORMS IN VIETNAM|
The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors has approved USD315 million in two credits for Vietnam to support the government's agriculture restructuring plan and education.
|SUCDEN APPOINTS SENIOR COCOA BROKER|
Sucden Financial has appointed Michael Donovan as a Senior Cocoa Broker in order to boost its cocoa business in London.
|SWISS COFFEE ORGANISATIONS COME TOGETHER|
The most important coffee market organisations in Switzerland have merged into a 'Community of Interest' (CIC).
|ICO ISSUES STATEMENT ON US CONSUMPTION CLAIMS|
The ICO has warned against a theory circulated in a number of recent news articles attributing a slight decrease in coffee consumption in the US to the growth in single-serve coffee machines.
|CONFERENCE ON COCOA MARKET OUTLOOK SET FOR SEPTEMBER|
The ICCO has announced a one-day conference looking in depth at the cocoa market situation and prospects for the future, to take place 22 September 2015 in London.
|FERRERO TO ACQUIRE THORNTONS|
Ferrero in Italy is to acquire British chocolate company Thorntons for GBP112 million (USD177 million).
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