At the 3rd World Cocoa Conference in Bávaro, Dominican Republic, the panel at the Women in Cocoa and Chocolate networking event included (left to right) Cathy Pieters (Mondelēz), Massandjé Touré-Litsé (Conseil Café Cacao, Côte d’Ivoire), author and broadcaster Simran Sethi, the moderator, and chef and chocolate expert Maricel Presilla
ICCO Executive Director Dr. Jean-Marc Anga welcomes a record number of participants to the 3rd edition of the World Cocoa Conference in Bávaro, Dominican Republic, in the presence of dignitaries from the host country as well as Côte d’Ivoire, Germany and Ecuador
A huge crowd of participants fills the vast main hall at the Barceló Bávaro Convention Center for the opening panel sessions of the 3rd edition of the World Cocoa Conference, held for the first time in the Western Hemisphere in the Dominican Republic from 22-25 May
|Previous Prices||25 Aug 2016||24 Aug 2016|
|ICCO daily price (SDRs/tonne)||2175.57||2173.73|
|ICCO daily price (US$/tonne)||3055.81||3053.76|
|London futures (£ sterling/tonne)||2341.67||2336.00|
|New York futures (US$/tonne)||3010.67||3005.67|
In a meaningful concept of sustainability, consumption is of equal importance to production. The complement to sustainable production is sustainable consumption, or rather, securing the continuation of a steady increase in cocoa and chocolate consumption, as well as the sustainable conversion of cocoa beans into semi-finished and final products for the consumer.
The ICCO regularly analyses trends in consumption as part of its study of the world cocoa market, and the latest edition of its report on the entire market is available for download here. More short-term market analyses, concentrating on grindings, are available by clicking the Statistics tab and looking at the Grindings or Monthly Review options.
Food health and nutritional attributes have, in recent years, been of increasing concern to consumers as well as to food and health authorities. Developments in obesity, including those among children, have highlighted the importance of diet and a healthy lifestyle. The ICCO has devised an inventory of the positive health and nutritional attributes of cocoa and chocolate. This inventory concludes in a comprehensive and correct manner the clear message that chocolate, when consumed in moderation, can form part of a wholesome, well balanced, healthy and nutritional diet. You can find the inventory on health and nutrition here.