Abidjan, 22 October 2021 – The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) in partnership with the French institution 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 05-06-07 December 2022 in Montpellier, France.

The Symposium offers 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 already anticipate a huge success thanks to a very broad range of important topics to be discussed.

The International Symposium on Cocoa Research is becoming a well-established event in the sector. The symposium has previously attracted over 500 participants, not only from the scientific community, but also from the entire cocoa value chain, making it a must-attend event for anyone concerned with the future of cocoa.


Scientific abstracts submitted for ISCR2021 will automatically apply to ISCR2022. However, they may be revised or withdrawn, and may be resubmitted.

The new deadline for the submission of abstracts is 15 March 2022.

Researchers on cocoa-related topics from the public and private sectors are invited to submit abstracts, beginning on 22 October 2021, via the ISCR website.