Topics Archives: Ghana

Mars Chocolate Supports World Cocoa Foundation’s CocoaAction Strategy Supporting African Farmers

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Mars Chocolate supports the cocoa sector’s most ambitious and comprehensive plan to work together to rejuvenate and sustain the cocoa economy, the company announced today. Called “CocoaAction” and created under the auspices of the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF), the strategy is focused on specific, collaborative measures to increase productivity and support community development for no fewer than 300,000 West African farmers by 2020. To

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Filming “For the Love of Chocolate”

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I like to think of myself as unmovable by all sorts of hype and media events, but I’m now feeling the excitement of our next step in our campaign “ For the love of chocolate,” which we have developed together with our partners at Solidaridad.

It all started in early September with National Geographic, who wanted to make a documentary around the threat of

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For the Love of Chocolate

As our contingency of Dutch, Ivorian, and Americans waited to see the Ashanti King, drums pounded and bright colors flashed, and delegations passed by to pay their respects to the king.  We were on a mission to create a film called “For the  Love of Chocolate.” But not just a love of that creamy, sweet chocolate bar that we’re all familiar with in western

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Mars Chocolate and ICRAF Workshop on Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus

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Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus (CSSV) has wreaked havoc on cocoa crops throughout  much of West Africa and continues to inflict serious economic and human hardship in cocoa-growing countries.  As part of our research and collaborative efforts to better manage and combat this disease, Mars Chocolate and ICRAF recently held a regional workshop on CSSV in Accra, Ghana.

The weeklong workshop brought together more than

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Champion Ghanaian Farmer visits M&M’S World London

 

When the London M&MS® World store hosted a champion Ghanaian cocoa farmer, both ends of the supply chain met for a successful connection.

Samuel Awuni stood in the middle of London’s M&M’S® World store—nearly 4,200 miles from the fields of his Ghana cocoa farm—in complete awe.  Surrounded by shoppers reveling in five stories of brightly colored candies and merchandise, Samuel had

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Mars Chocolate Germany and UTZ Certified Visit Ghana Cocoa Farmering Schools

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Visit to Ghana – Attending a farmer field school

Note: This post is authored by Nico Schiller, Corporate Affairs Manager at Mars Chocolate Germany


Birds twittering in the rainforest, the steady chirp of cicadas. We are on a press trip to Ghana initiated by UTZ CERTIFIED and Mars Chocolate Germany to visit cocoa plantations. Sitting near the village of Gyankokrom in the middle of

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Mars Chocolate Germany and UTZ Certified Visit Ghana Cocoa Farmers

Visit to Ghana – Meeting tomorrow’s cocoa farmers

Note: This post is authored by Nico Schiller, Corporate Affairs Manager at Mars Chocolate Germany

During a press trip to Ghana hosted by Mars Chocolate Germany and UTZ CERTIFIED – one of the largest sustainability programs in the world – we offered journalists a field visit to the cocoa plantations. Ghana, the second largest cocoa producing

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Cocoa at the Chelsea Flower Show

The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the most prestigious and impressive flower shows in the world, and was visited by the Queen and President Obama during his visit to London. This year the University of Reading put on a display highlighting their cocoa research (part supported by Mars), into physiology, breeding, climate change, and pest and disease management. The University manages the only cocoa

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