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More rain needed to strengthen Ivory Coast cocoa mid-crop, say farmers
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More rain needed to strengthen Ivory Coast cocoa mid-crop, say farmers

  • Farmers said more downpours this month would be crucial to avoid a decline in the harvest from July and to improve the quality of the beans, especially since temperatures have been high.
  • "The trees need more rain because it's very hot," said Kouassi Kouame, who farms in the western region of Soubre, at the heart of the cocoa belt.
Published 12 Apr, 2021 06:06pm
Ivory Coast 2020/2021 cocoa arrivals seen at 1.660mn tonnes by April 4
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Ivory Coast 2020/2021 cocoa arrivals seen at 1.660mn tonnes by April 4

  • Ivory Coast's 2020/2021 cocoa mid-crop harvest started on April 1 and will end Sept. 30.
  • About 7,000 tonnes of beans were delivered to Abidjan port and 3,000 tonnes to San Pedro between April 1 to April 4 for a total of 10,000 tonnes, down from 16,000 tonnes during the same week last season.
Updated 06 Apr, 2021 07:29pm
Ivory Coast farmers are hopeful for cocoa mid-crop
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Ivory Coast farmers are hopeful for cocoa mid-crop

  • Farmers said good moisture content in the soil had helped plenty of small pods develop on trees - a strong start for the April mid-crop compared with the same period last year.
  • "Without upkeep of the plantations, production could fall," said Albert N'Zue, who farms near Daloa.
Published 01 Feb, 2021 09:20pm
EU urges Ivory Coast to comply with new sustainable cocoa laws
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EU urges Ivory Coast to comply with new sustainable cocoa laws

  • The European consumer wants to eat chocolate without having to think about child labour, deforestation or the poverty of those who grow cocoa.
  • The EU represents the leading destination for Ivorian beans, accounting for 67% of the country's cocoa exports.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 09:23pm
Ivory Coast cocoa exporters curb exposure and inventories amid glut
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Ivory Coast cocoa exporters curb exposure and inventories amid glut

  • "You have to adapt or lose a lot of money on LID," a director of an Abidjan-based international cocoa company said, requesting to remain anonymous because of the sensitivity of the issue.
  • Exporters said most of the cocoa purchased between October and December will now be used to honour around 80% of the January-March contracts.
Published 22 Jan, 2021 07:19pm