Inside Coffee & Cocoa International, May 2013...
- Rwandans benefit from American philanthropy
- Coffee consumption continues to grow rapidly in Korea
- Certification could enhance potential of Galapagos coffee
- Leaf rust outbreak threatens Central American production
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|INDUSTRY SUPPORTS FINE-FLAVOUR COCOA RESEARCH|
WCF and member Lindt & Spruengli are donating funds to the USDA's Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory to support research on fine-flavor cocoa varieties found in Ecuador.
|AMSTERDAM VENUE FOR SECOND WORLD COCOA CONFERENCE|
Amsterdam will be the location for the second ICCO World Cocoa Conference, which is scheduled to take place 9-13 June 2014.
|CARGILL BREAKS GROUND ON INVESTMENT IN INDONESIA|
Early May saw Cargill break ground on a USD 100 million investment to construct a cocoa processing facility in Gresik in the East Java region of Indonesia.
|COMPOSTABLE RE-SEALABLE BAG FOR INSTANT COFFEE|
A compostable, re-sealable coffee bag is allowing workplaces across Australia to reduce their carbon footprint by using carbon neutral, Colombian freeze-dried instant coffee.
|GUIDE TO SUSTAINABLE SOURCING LAUNCHED|
Seven organisations have launched what they describe as the world's first "practitioner's guide to sustainable sourcing of agricultural raw materials."
|SWISS FUNDS PROVIDED FOR PARTNERSHIP WITH IDH|
Federal Council of Switzerland to partner with Dutch sustainable trade organisation IDH to support sustainable production of commodities including coffee and cocoa.
|SUMMIT PRODUCES PLAN TO ADDRESS RUST EPIDEMIC|
The first international summit, held April 18-20, outlined a series of initiatives to combat the effects of coffee rust that has devastated harvests across Central America.
|MARS SIGNS UN WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES|
Mars Chocolate says it has fulfilled a pledge it made in March this year to sign the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles.
|COCOA PRICES UP IN APRIL|
Macquarie Research says cocoa "was the top performing commodity in April," having rallied 18 per cent since the lows of early March to a five-month high of around USD 2,415/tonne.
|PACTS AND MARS CREATING NEW CDCs|
The Processor Alliance for Cocoa Traceability and Sustainability provides an update on work with Mars Inc to help develop sustainable cocoa supply chains in West Africa.
|NESPRESSO BUILDING NEW PRODUCTION CENTRE|
Nestle Nespresso has started construction of its third production centre, in Romont, Switzerland.
|MPE INSTALLS 'SUPERNOVA' TURKISH COFFEE GRINDER|
Modern Process Equipment Corporation (MPE) in the US recently completed the installation of one its most sophisticated coffee grinders in the Republic of Yemen.
|SYMPOSIUM PLANNED ON AGROFORESTRY SYSTEMS|
The Third International Symposium on Multi-Strata Agroforestry Systems will take place 16-20 September 2013 in Turrialba, Costa Rica.
|SPIROFLOW ACQUIRES CONTROL & METERING'S ASSETS|
Spiroflow Systems in the US has acquired the assets of Control & Metering of Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
|MOLENBERGNATIE TAX INVESTIGATION COMPLETED|
Belgian warehouse keeper Molenbergnatie says an investigation of the company by the Belgian tax authority has been completed without charges being brought against it.
|SUSTAINABLE HARVEST LAUNCHES ROYA RELIEF EFFORT|
Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers has started a disaster relief effort called the 'Roya Recovery Project' to help Central American coffee farmers hit by coffee leaf rust disease.
|ICI WELCOMES TOUTON AS CONTRIBUTING PARTNER|
Touton will contribute to ICI's core programme, which promotes community-owned initiatives and child protection activity in cocoa-growing communities.
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|BARRY CALLEBAUT LEADS FARMER TRAINING PROGRAMME|
Barry Callebaut is participating in a joint project to protect the Tai National Park in southwest Cote d'Ivoire through training in sustainable cocoa production.
|FAIR TRADE USA LAUNCHES RUST RESPONSE FUND|
At the end of March, Fair Trade USA launched a new initiative to help small-scale farmers fight the devastating outbreak of coffee leaf rust in Central America.
|ICE ADDRESSES MARKET RUMOURS ABOUT MERGER|
IntercontinentalExchange used the occasion of the National Coffee Association's annual convention in San Francisco in March to issue an update on the status of its plans for LIFFE.
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