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
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The importance of improving cocoa quality through the chain has been clearly recognized through the work of the Consultative Board and the Expert Working Group on Food safety, Cocoa Productivity and Quality and this has been highlighted in the "Total Quality" Project.
This project, which was implemented on a pilot basis in Côte d'Ivoire for three years, aimed at achieving "total quality" through traceability and improvement of the efficiency of the supply chain.