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These are all the posts that have been tagged with Partnership.

First farmer field school graduation ceremony

Over 800 cocoa farmers have graduated from Farmer Field Schools launched by Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate in Cameroon, the world’s fourth largest cocoa producer. In Munyenge, Cameroon, Bernard Okala Bilai, Governor of the South West Region officiated at a ceremony which saw 880 farmers graduate and receive their diplomas. This has made them eligible for […]

Hershey sets up Indian subsidiary

12 September 2012 – The Hershey Company has reached an agreement to acquire the 49% stake in Godrej Hershey that it does not own, primarily from Godrej Industries and another minority shareholder. Including the assumption of about $47.6 million in debt, which is already consolidated by Hershey as the majority shareholder, the company will own […]

Caobisco goes nuts for sustainability

18 July 2012 – Improving working conditions in hazelnut orchards in Turkey and boosting supply is a priority for Caobisco. Caobisco and its members are committed to progress with a multi-stakeholder approach including all parties in the hazelnut supply chain. Addressing the root causes of poor labour practices in the Turkish hazelnut sector cannot be […]

Barry Callebaut improves Japanese footprint

29 June 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Morinaga, one of Japan’s largest confectionery companies, have extended their long term strategic partnership signed early 2008. Both parties agreed on a new, ten year supply agreement for up to 16,000 tonnes of chocolate and compound products a year. For this, Morinaga and Barry Callebaut will also intensify […]

Nestle reaffirms Egyptian investment

30 May 2012 – Nestlé is celebrating over 100 years in Egypt by reaffirming a four year CHF151 million (€125.7m) investment plan in the country, creating jobs and enabling the company to better serve local consumers. The investment programme announced in 2011, focuses on the company’s existing factories and distribution centres, including a facility for […]

DKSH supports Hershey’s expansion into Malaysia

29 May 2012 – DKSH is supporting Hershey’s market expansion in Malaysia. DKSH will provide sales, distribution, trade marketing, merchandising, and logistics services for Hershey’s range of chocolates, such as Hershey’s Kisses, chocolate bars, nuggets, and pearls, chocolate related grocery products as well as Bubble Yum gum. The collaboration, commencing 1 June is an extension […]

Tackling child labour

15 May 2012 – The International Cocoa Initiative is working to eliminate child labour from the cocoa supply chain. The holistic community empowerment model promoted by ICI is recognised by ILO/IPEC as an important contribution to bringing about the sustainable changes necessary to protect children, and forms the basis of an exciting new collaboration between […]

Cocoa development for Vietnam

28 March 2012 – A cocoa Project Management Unit (PMU) has been established in Vietnam to strengthen the growth of sustainable cocoa development. Immediate priorities for the unit include enhancing cocoa research, improving farming practices to increase yields; improving market access and advocating independent certification. The PMU was created by Cargill and the cocoa Public-Private […]

Barry Callebaut meets Unilever’s chocolate needs

23 January 2012 – Barry Callebaut and Unilever have signed a new long term global partnership agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Barry Callebaut will become Unilever’s strategic global supplier and innovation partner of choice for its cocoa and chocolate needs. This new global supply agreement builds on the existing long standing working relationship […]

Proform at ProSweets: Stand D039

16 January 2012 – Proform designs and builds high performance production machinery for the extrusion and forming of chewing and bubble gum, liquorice, fruit gum, toffee, hard or soft candies as well as biscuits, crackers or bread dough. Proform will have information and videos available on their complete range of production machinery; highlights include: In […]

Supporting cocoa sector in Cote d’Ivoire

18 November 2011 – Cargill’s cocoa and chocolate business has agreed a memorandum of understanding that underlines its continued support for Ivorian cocoa farmers and the development of the country’s cocoa sector. Cargill will invest $3.25 million to develop and expand its farmer training programme and support activities to enable cooperatives to obtain independent UTZ […]

Cocoa partnership launched

18 October 2011 – Kraft Foods is launching its successful Cocoa Partnership to the Dominican Republic in a five year commitment with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Working together, the Cocoa Partnership and USAID hope to increase the yield and quality of Dominican cocoa, while improving farmer livelihoods and communities. The program […]

New chocolate tastes

13 October 2011 – Investment by Cargill’s cocoa & chocolate business has boosted Cargill’s chocolate capabilities in speciality tastes. Three new chocolate tastes are the first fruits of this investment: chocolate with mocha (coffee) paste, chocolate with hazelnut paste, and an authentic Gianduja (hazelnut) chocolate, and are produced using two new processes developed by Cargill. […]

Fast track stevia

29 September 2011 – PureCircle has announced a rapid expansion of its stevia supply in the US as S&W Seed Company nears completion and drying of stevia leaf in its first commercial level harvest. S&W plans to expand stevia plantings in California by the spring of 2012. PureCircle, the world’s leading producer of high purity […]