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19th World Cocoa Foundation meeting

Cocoa pest and disease breakout group, World Cocoa Foundation meeting, San Francisco May 18th 2011

 

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19th World Cocoa Foundation meeting

World Cocoa Foundation meeting, San Francisco, May 18th 2011. Dr Wilbert Philips (CATIE), Belinda Quintanilla (Belinda Chocolatiere), Dr Martin Gilmour (Mars), and Dr Rina Sriwati (Syiah Kuala University) discuss approaches to managing cocoa pests and diseases in a breakout session.

 

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19th World Cocoa Foundation meeting

 
Participants at the opening of the 19th World Cocoa Foundation meeting in San Francisco, May 18th 2011. Around 200 cocoa stakeholders from industry, research, NGOs, and governments met for 2 days, to hear presentations and hold discussions on the theme of “celebrating the diversity of cocoa origins”. Mars associates Martin Gilmour, Jeff Morgan, Andrew Pedersen and Ed Seguine took part in the meeting.

 

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World Cocoa Foundation Partners Meeting in San Francisco

The last two days brought together a huge range of government officials, private companies and civil society groups for the biannual partners meeting of the World Cocoa Foundation in San Francisco.  This meeting focused on emerging cocoa origins, and Asia was a focus for many attendees.  Particularly interesting was a presentation by Swisscontact’s Manfred Boer on their 21 month, $7 million dollar PEKA Project

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