Cacao Cooperative: Increasing Transparency through Collaboration

The Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute is currently creating a consortium of cooperatives, academic institutions, companies and development organizations with a shared vision for priorities in transparent trade for specialty cacao. It is expected that collaborative sharing of sourcing information by origin will allow institutions and organizations to more efficiently and effectively communicate information regarding sustainability in their supply chains and support transparency-focused companies and cacao producers through collective action and shared information. We anticipate that this work will reduce the burden of data analysis, support data collection where helpful, and foster collaboration. The presentation will provide an overview of the project plan and discuss next steps for involvement. It will allow for discussion and feedback on collaborative reporting and the parameters that will need to be in place to support more transparent trade in cacao.

Location: Geek Stage Date: March 8, 2020 Time: 11:45 am - 12:45 pm Carla D Martin Summer L. Allen