A Course in Nepal on Plant Genetic Resources and Resilient Seed Systems for Sustainable Food Security

Francesca Grazioli, Research Support Officer for the Cacao Genetic Resources Team, Bioversity International, reports on a training on securing...

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Richard Scobey, President, World Cocoa Foundation. Credit: WCF

A toast to cocoa diversity

In celebration of the International Day of Biological Diversity, we invited Richard Scobey, President of the World Cocoa Foundation, a Bioversity...

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Chocolate shoes on display at the Salon du Chocolat 2017.  Credit: Bioversity International/S. Collins

For the love of chocolate

Last week saw the 2017 Edition of the International Cocoa Awards, celebrated as part of the Salon du Chocolat, Paris. Find out why these awards matter...

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Cacao pods lie on the ground after harvesting. Credit: Bioversity International

The 2017 International Cocoa Award Winners

Following a selection and evaluation process of 166 cocoa samples submitted from 40 countries, the wait was finally over tonight for the 50 entrants...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Moving towards a sustainable cocoa sector in Ghana

Ghana is the second largest producer of cocoa in the world and in recent years has emerged as the world's principal supplier of Fairtrade-certified...

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Romanticizing cocoa diversity - why we should be eating diverse chocolate on Valentine's Day

As we get ready for the year's tastiest event, the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, discover our Valentine's Day special: a list of publications, podcasts...

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Good chocolate starts with good cocoa beans – a little taste from the Cocoa of Excellence Programme and the Salon du Chocolat in Paris

On the side-lines of the Paris Salon du Chocolat event, Bioversity International co-established International Cocoa Awards went to 17 cocoa producers...

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Farmer in Ghana prunes his Carabobo cacao tree, originally from Venezuela. Please credit: Bioversity International/R. Markham

Investing in new cacao plants today for a more sustainable chocolate supply tomorrow

A review coordinated by Bioversity International reports on the current technologies used to propagate improved cacao planting materials, and the...

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Cacao pods. Credit: Bioversity International

CacaoNet Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm

The CacaoNet Technical Guidelines for the Safe Movement of Cacao Germplasm provide information on the precautions and quarantine measures to minimize...

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Amongst other outputs, data from Armajaro's cocoa farm surveys, processed with their data analysis system produces maps like this one.

Mapping the biodiversity status of over 10,000 Ghanaian cocoa farms

A database will give insight into the biodiversity status of cocoa farms across five cocoa-producing regions of Ghana, the third largest cocoa...

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