International Symposium on Cocoa Research ISCR 2022 in December 2022

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, 16 February 2022. The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in partnership with the French Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD) is pleased to announce that the second edition of the International Symposium on Cocoa Research will be taking place on 05-07 December 2022 in Montpellier, France.

The International Symposium on Cocoa Research is on the cusp of becoming a well-established event in the sector. The first edition of the symposium previously attracted over 500 participants, from the scientific community as well as the entire cocoa value chain (producers / traders / processors / manufacturers / policymakers/etc.), making it a must-attend event for anyone concerned with the future of cocoa.

The Symposium is a unique opportunity for participants to interact with cocoa industry leaders and high-profile speakers, who will present their most recent studies and point the way forward for the cocoa sector. The main theme for this edition of the symposium is “Innovations to support market development and promote the sustainability of cocoa farming for better farmer income”. We anticipate this edition to be a success thanks to the broad range of selected topics to be discussed.

In order to streamline the submission of papers and presentations (different thematic areas, conditions and requirements to submit scientific papers) as well as registrations to attend the event, a website providing all necessary information related to the event can be consulted: Submission of papers is open until 15 March 2022.

Delegates wishing to attend the event, which will comply with the strictest health and safety measures in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, can take advantage of the reduced rates available until 30 April 2022. Additionally, there are several discounts applicable for students and organizations from ICCO Member and non-ICCO Member countries.

Press accreditations to attend the event can be requested by emailing or