It’s been a long journey to and from Cote d’Ivoire, known to some as the Ivory Coast. Having just completed the final leg of a four-day Barry Callebaut press tour featuring 10 journalists, I wanted to share my experiences and thoughts on an incredible journey.
I also believe, given the majority rule in the Congress and Senate by Republicans, that there’s an opportunity for the confectionery industry here, regardless of your political affiliation. If there’s ever a time to revamp our nation’s sugar policy, it’s now.
Four months ago, I was a small-town newspaper journalist covering city council meetings and community events in rural West-Central Illinois, never dreaming my work would send me beyond the fringes of Northeast Missouri. But last Wednesday I found myself riding a tram out to the edge of the Palm Jumeirah. As the monorail glided past island residences and the city’s ultra-modern skyline, I couldn’t help being in awe.
The World Cocoa Foundation and the U.S. Agency for International Development have announced a $12-million effort in cocoa production and services as part of the second phase of the foundation’s African Cocoa Initiative (ACI).
The Ghana-based Cocoa Abrabopa Association (CAA) last week endorsed a partnership strategy with three supply chain companies that aims to boost socio-economic development and bolster sustainable cocoa production and sales.