World Cocoa Foundation Convenes Global Cocoa Sector To Address Sustainability

May 22, 2013, 10:54 ET from World Cocoa Foundation

WASHINGTON, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --


WCF 23rd Partnership Meeting


June 5 – 6, 2013


Embassy Suites – Convention Center, Washington, D.C.


More than 200 representatives from industry, government, development organizations, and research institutes in countries around the globe.

Keynote address by Greg Page, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, discussing cocoa's place in corporate efforts to support sustainability and ensure global food security. Dr. Akinwumi Ayo Adesina, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Federal Republic of Nigeria, will also provide an address about his country's investments in its cocoa sector. Sponsors for the event include: Barry Callebaut; Cargill; Mondelez International; ADM Cocoa; The Hershey Company; Armajaro; Ferrero; Rizek Cacao S.A.S.; and Roig Agro-Cacao, S.A.


Members of the media are encouraged to attend. Advance registration is required. Journalists interested in attending the Partnership Meeting should send an email to describing intent to cover the Meeting, including media outlet and contact details.

The Partnership Meeting is the largest of numerous events the World Cocoa Foundation holds each year to advance cocoa sustainability understanding, collaboration and programs. The two-day meeting includes sessions on: measuring biodiversity, soil fertility challenges in West Africa, planting material, cocoa livelihoods, economic development, putting cocoa farming families first, innovations and technologies, new frontiers in chocolate consumption, reforms in the Cote d'Ivoire cocoa sector, future cocoa professionals and the history of cocoa in the Caribbean.

About the World Cocoa Foundation: The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership foundation of more than 100 companies that promotes a sustainable cocoa economy by providing cocoa farmers with the tools they need to grow more and better cocoa, market it successfully, and make greater profits. WCF's membership includes cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide, representing more than 80 percent of the global cocoa market. For more information, visit




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