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Commodities firm stops buying cocoa from Ecuador

individual.com reported that-Commodities trading house Armajaro Trading Group Ltd. said Monday that it has stopped buying cocoa from farms in Ecuador and is reviewing the rest of its operations there. Armajaro opened its office in Ecuador in 2009 to cocoa from growers’ groups and to export the beans to the U.S., Europe and Japan, according to its website. The company also trades sugar and coffee globally. Read Article
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Improving the organisation and commercialisation of small coffee and cocoa producers in the Northern Amazon Region of Ecuador

Coffee and cocoa represent the main sources of income for small farmers in the Northern Amazon Region of Ecuador. The provinces of Orellana and Sucumbios, as border areas, have benefited from investments made by many public and private institutions. Many of the projects carried out in the area have been aimed at energising the production […]

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Chile: Imports of chocolates grew 35 % in 2011

According to statistics from the Portal Comex Chamber of Commerce of Santiago (www.portalcomexccs.cl), Chocolate Chilean imports reached U.S. $ 36.3 million in 2011, equivalent to a 35% increase over the previous year. The category most in demand the year fell to the chocolates, which totaled $ 16.7 million in the period, corresponding to an increase […]

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Ecuador claims to have 62% of the world’s market for high quality cacao

On Tuesday opened the 85th session of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in Guayaquil. At the meeting, attended by representatives of the world’s cocoa, stressed the importance of ‘gold nugget’ to the Ecuadorian economy. The Vice President Lenin Moreno, gave welcoming remarks to the speakers and attendees who participate in the meeting which will run […]

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Ecuador among top ten cocoa producing countries

Ecuador is among the top 10 cocoa-producing nations, growing 6 percent of the world’s supply—and over 70 percent of one of the world’s finest varieties, Cacao Arriba, Nacional or Fino de Aroma. Yet Ecuador’s status on the world cocoa market hasn’t translated to better jobs and incomes for many of its producers. In the coastal […]

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Ecuador, prices trend lower for coffee, cacao on European crisis fears

October is the worst month for Ecuadorian producers of cocoa and coffee. Worry and nervousness about the European debt crisis limits purchases in foreign markets and generated a fall in prices. The average price per quintal of cocoa between 17 and 21 October was $ 107.5. That is the lowest weekly price of the year, […]

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Ecuador named best cacao in the world

The Ecuadorian cacao was named best in the world, at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris, France, an event that was held from 19 to 21 October in the third edition of the International Cocoa Awards, chocolate is considered the most important trade fair. Two samples of Ecuador, of the 50 pre-selected worldwide, were honored. […]

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Cacao exibits, contests, Tocache Peru

Singular contest organized Tocache cocoa On the occasion of the twenty-first anniversary of the town of Nuevo Horizonte, Gunpowder district, Tocache, San Martin, the Central Cocoa Producers Tocache – CPCACAO organized around unique contests cocoa, among many residents and local producers. The expectations were ranks first contest cobs Break Ball cocoa and cocoa beans. At […]

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USDA locates locates new cacao plants in Peru

New cacao types with unique flavors that are distinctly Peruvian have been identified by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists. These new flavors could one day be marketed like wine, by geographical provenance. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists at the agency’s Sustainable Perennial Crops Laboratory (SPCL) and Systematic Mycology and Microbiology Laboratory (SMML), both in […]

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AgroVenezuela Mission provides loans to cultivate more than 775,000 hectares of food

The Socialist Agricultural Development Fund (Fund) and the Agricultural Bank of Venezuela (BAV) have provided funding to more than 170 000 farmers for an amount of up to 4 000 800 million bolivars. Eight months into the mission AgroVenezuela, public banks have given loans to cultivate 105 000 over 775 hectares of strategic food. This […]

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Hato Mayor, Dominican Repubic, thefts of cattle putting some cattelmen out of business

MAYOR .- HERD grouped Cattlemen Cattlemen’s Association and Cooperative Livestock and deputies Christopher Castillo Liriano (PRD) and Jose Alberto Vasquez (PLD), called the head of the National Police, the immediate transfer of the number of police in Hato Mayor, with the increase in robberies and murders of cattle in cattle farms and churches in this […]

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Cocoa bought more expensive for producers in Ghana

The Ghanaian government announced Friday a 2.5% increase in prices paid to cocoa farmers. Per tonne of cocoa is now bought their 3,280 cedis (1,443 euros). This boost to producers comes as world prices are declining, both in London and New York, they lost 30% since early March, 1694 respectively and £ 2648 per tonne. […]

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Peru, approved local agenda of competitiveness of cocoa

At the initiative of Rural Municipalities Network of Peru, REMURPE and Alternative Development Program, PDA, Aguaytía was conducted in a workshop to approve the agenda of local cocoa competitiveness of the province of Padre Abad. Leaders participated cocoa organizations, producers, collectors and representatives of various public and private entities related to culture, including the provincial […]

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Kraft Foods and organic cacao growers strike deal with Dominican Republic

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 will reach 10,000 small-scale cocoa […]

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Cacao exports from Honduras to Swiss factoris, $1.5 million

The president of the Cocoa Producers’ Association of Honduras (APROCACAHO), Anibal Ayala, reported today that the country exported 40 tons of cocoa in Swiss factories, which generate an income of $ 1.5 million.The Honduran chocolate, highly prized for its high quality grain to be processed organically, have a gain of $ 1.16 per kilo due […]

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