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A Challenge to Reach Millions of Cocoa Farmers

It is a thick, hot winter in Côte d’Ivoire, and the gritty Harmattan winds have settled a Saharan haze over Abidjan.  The exceptionally dry weather has started to harm the cocoa trees, and many are already predicting a smaller harvest later this year.

We have come from a week in Soubré, 5 hours drive or so (depending on the number of potholes you hit)

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A Commitment to the Future of Indonesian Cocoa






Bright waves of orange and black broke the green landscape on this sunny day in Tani Madiri Village.  I had arrived just in time for the ceremony and celebration called “Commitment for the Future,” and had a front row seat.  Eight teens – four gals and four guys – were performing at traditional harvest dance as the community was

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