Useful links - Cocoa


In order to give you, our clients, the needed leverage to be able to source a lot more information on Non Traditional Exports products (NTEs), GEPA has selected some useful links for its esteemed publics.

European Commission – Food Safety

The European Commission aims to assure a high level of food safety within the EU. This portal provides information on the various regulations.

  • General Food Law
  • Food Hygiene
  • Food Contaminants and Extraction Solvents
  • Food Labelling
  • Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed (RASFF)
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Cocoa Beans: Chocolate & Cocoa Industry Quality Requirements

This guide is a comprehensive, up-to-date reference document with key requirements related to cocoa farming practices, food safety and quality.

  • Flavour
  • Food safety
  • Physical characteristics
  • Certification and Quality Standards
  • Aspects of cocoa production
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CBI Market Information

CBI provides European market information on the cacao sector. It also discusses the markets for fine flavour cocoa and certified cocoa specifically.

  • Trends
  • Trade statistics
  • Market channels and segments
  • Buyer requirements
  • Tips on finding buyers and doing business in Europe
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World Bank – Global Economic Monitor (GEM) Commodities

The World Bank’s Global Economic Monitor (GEM) Commodities provides monthly prices and indices for commodities like cocoa, from 1960 to present.

  • Series – cocoa nominal
  • Time
  • Country or world
  • Table or chart
  • Download in Excel-file
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UTZ stimulates sustainable farming to help farmers, workers and their families to fulfil their ambitions and safeguard the world’s resources.

  • Webinars
  • UTZ Academy Online
  • Resource library
  • Marketing sustainable products
  • Strengthening your reputation
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Kuapa Kokoo

Kuapa Kokoo is a Fairtrade Certified cocoa farmers cooperative in Ghana aiming to supply quality cocoa products and improve the livelihood of members.

  • News
  • International partners
  • Social projects
  • Mutual health insurance
  • Credit union
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Fairtrade Africa

Fairtrade is a global movement addressing the injustices of conventional trade by helping smallholder farmers and workers secure better terms.

  • African chapter of the global Fairtrade movement
  • News
  • Networks & partners
  • Producers & products
  • Resources
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Cocoa Abrabopa Association

The Cocoa Abrabopa Association provides tailor-made services for Ghanaian cocoa farmers to improve their productivity, income and livelihood.

  • Practical scientific knowledge on cocoa farming and good agricultural practices
  • Certification to ensure sustainable cocoa production
  • Tailor made input packages like fertilisers, fungicides and insecticides on credit
  • State of the art warehousing solutions
  • Access to the Cocoa Abrabopa Pension Scheme (CAPS)
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World Cocoa Foundation

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) promotes sustainability by supporting cocoa farmers to grow more quality cocoa and strengthen their communities.

  • Manuals and training materials
  • Research and articles
  • Program and training videos
  • Webinars
  • International support
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Cocoa CONNECT is a digital platform for players in the field of sustainable cocoa where they can share, meet and learn.

  • Farmers & production
  • Chains & relations
  • Markets & policies
  • Crops & soil
  • Matchmaking
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International Cocoa Organisation

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organisation of both cocoa producing and consuming member countries.

  • Cocoa Information Centre
  • World Cocoa Directory
  • News
  • Cocoa prices
  • Statistics
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