TheChocolateLife :: Live – 2021 Global Cocoa Study Preview

TheChocolateLife :: Live – 2021 Global Cocoa Study Preview

Friday, January 14th beginning at 12:00 EST.

While much of the world was in various stages of lockdown in 2021, the USDA and the IESC (International Executive Service Corps) oversaw an ambitious market research program divided in two parts. The first part was a study of the global markets for cocoa and the second part was a country case study of the Dominican Republic.

On Friday, January 28th I will have as my guests two of the primary investigators of those studies, Mariana De La Rosa and Marika van Santvoort of Gaia Cacao (Netherlands).

In this episode of TCL::LIVE I will be talking about what I learned from a reading of the two studies and discuss questions I have for them. I am also looking to hear from participants in the live stream what questions they would like to pose.

Reports and Resources

The reports can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. I urge anyone interested in participating in either or both of the live streams to download them before the start of this Friday’s session.

Demystifying the Cocoa Sector in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire - KIT Royal Tropical Institute
The research covers issues such as household demographics, food security and nutrition, and crop choices and crop diversification. Specific to cocoa, the study investigates why households grow cocoa, and analyses the major aspects of cocoa production and marketing. Household wealth, income and pover…

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