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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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Click on the links below to view the latest news storiesLast updated Monday, October 13, 2014
FORTIFIED COFFEE COULD IMPROVE HEALTH
Scientists at Rio de Janeiro University say they believe that coffee could be fortified with minerals and 'micronutrients' in order to improve health.
STUDY SAYS ACRYLAMIDE IN COFFEE NOT A HEALTH RISK
Researchers at the University of Kaiserslautern in Germany have concluded that acrylamide formed in coffee when it is roasted is not a risk to human health.
NO SLOWDOWN IN RATE OF DEFORESTATION DUE TO COFFEE
Global coffee production is growing by about 2 per cent annually, but it is not clear where this extra coffee is coming from.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD AFFECT BOTH ARABICA AND ROBUSTA
Scientists at CIAT in Colombia say climate change will adversely affect production of Arabica and Robusta in coming years, to the detriment of current dominant producers.
CQI AND WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH JOIN FORCES
WCR and CQI have announced the formation of a coalition. The two organizations, whose missions are closely aligned, have agreed to work together towards a common goal of quality improvement and research.
CLIMATE CHANGE COULD HAVE BIG IMPACT ON BRAZIL
A paper presented at the 2014 ASIC conference in Colombia in September suggests that climate change could one day make much of Brazil unsuitable for coffee farming.
KEY ROLE FOR ICO RESPONDING TO CLIMATE CHANGE
The International Coffee Organization to play a leading role in alerting the world to the challenge posed to coffee from climate change and in helping stakeholders to meet it.
UK MAINTAINS LOW PROFILE IN COMMODITY SECTOR
The British government is having to face up to the prospect that two of the world's most prestigious international commodity organizations may shut up shop in London.
WORLD COFFEE RESEARCH SHIPS FIRST PLANTLETS
The first shipment of coffee plantlets from WCR to test farms in 19 countries is being distributed, marking a major milestone for the International Multi-Location Variety Trial.
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.
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