New cocoa deals help peasant farmers, but not enough

2019-11-04 14:22

The willingness of some multinational firms to pay a cost-of-living bonus for African cocoa planters is welcome but will not save many farmers from grinding poverty, industry sources say.

The surprising benefits of dark chocolate

2019-04-10 12:18

Dark chocolate is an acquired taste. Be that as it may, dietician Wendy Lord, fills us in on why this bitter treat is good for us

Meet the cocoa farmers who have never tasted chocolate

2018-12-11 08:57

Where does SA's chocolate come from? In Ghana - the world’s second-largest cocoa bean producer - farmers have spent their entire lives producing cocoa for industrialised nations, and never tasted chocolate.

WATCH: Ghanaian cocoa farmers are shown the inside of a chocolate factory

2018-06-19 10:24

Cocoa farmers from Ghana are shown how their cocoa beans turn into the popular Cadbury chocolate.

Ivory Coast said to lose 125 000 tons of cocoa to theft

2018-02-28 12:15

Ivory Coast has lost an estimated 125 000 metric tons of cocoa this season through the smuggling of beans to neighbouring countries where farmers and traders are paid better prices.

Ghana cocoa buyers say a lack of funds curbs bean purchases

2017-07-26 15:36

Ghana’s industry body for cocoa purchasers says its members are struggling to pay farmers for their crops because the regulator isn’t reimbursing buyers for the delivery of beans.

Valentine’s chocolate cheaper as cocoa supply swells

2017-02-13 12:54

Buying your sweetheart a box of Valentine’s Day chocolates could be cheaper this year thanks to booming cocoa supplies.

Congolese cocoa waits for peace to pursue sweet future

2016-12-18 13:05

The insecurity in the Democratic Republic of Congo is hindering the potential for cocoa cultivation to open a way for an agricultural middle class to emerge.

Science might have solved the predicted chocolate shortage

2016-09-13 15:55

The key ingredient in your chocolate bar is said to change! Read more...

LCHF chia tiramisu

2016-05-19 11:47

This has to be one of the tastiest LCHF recipes ever!


WATCH: Ravages of time on an African cocoa plantation

2019-06-01 13:30

Residents of former plantation, or roca, in Sao Tome long for return to colonial prosperity.

Chocolate could be extinct by 2050, but some companies think genetic engineering could save their supply

2019-02-12 07:14

The world's chocolate supply is being threatened by disease and climate change, but genetic engineering could save the sweet.

Chocolate makers go east for growth as western appetites dwindle

2018-10-04 11:29

The world’s biggest chocolate maker is looking east for growth amid a waning sweet tooth in the US and western Europe.

Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast may miss out on surging prices

2018-03-27 11:06

Cocoa prices have surged by a third this year, but that’s still unlikely to translate into big gains for farmers in top producer Ivory Coast.

Ghana considers pay cut for cocoa farmers as prices stay low

2018-01-19 19:47

Ghana’s government will consider cutting the price it pays to cocoa farmers because a slump that started more than a year ago, shows little sign of abating.

Ivory Coast said to sell 1 million tons of main cocoa crop

2017-07-05 10:00

Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest cocoa producer, has sold 1 million metric tons of cocoa beans from its 2017 main crop, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Ivorian cocoa piles up at ports as shippers halt buys

2016-12-29 13:52

Cocoa is piling up at ports and warehouses in Ivory Coast, the world’s biggest producer, after a plunge in futures prices prompted some exporters to suspend purchases.

Ivory Coast cocoa port arrivals down 32%

2016-10-17 14:37

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 98 000 tonnes by October 16 since the start of the season on October 1.

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers seek gold in face of drought

2016-09-04 17:30

Ivory Coast is the world's leading cocoa exporter, but it is the prospect of striking gold that is luring diggers from neighbouring Mali, Burkina Faso and Guinea.

Peanut butter bliss balls

2016-05-19 11:45

Something sweet and favourable.

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