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Building a partnership for a sustainable cocoa sector

Four African countries (Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Cameroon, Nigeria) supply more than 70% of the world's cocoa. Faced with global challenges such as climate change, consumer demands and the necessary improvement in the living conditions of producers, the cocoa sectors are evolving in various ways towards greater sustainability. Research, training, entrepreneurship and public policies support these transitions.

The objective of this session is to identify the conditions for the success of sustainable cocoa sectors integrating the expectations of consumers and producers, while developing effective value chains at social, economic and environmental levels.

The session will take place in 3 stages

  • An introduction to the determinants of chocolate quality,

  • Testimonials from actors committed to the sustainable production of cocoa,

  • A debate on economic models to stimulate sustainable and fair chocolate production.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • 2 p.m.-2:05 p.m .: Welcome

    •   Speaker: Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin (Cirad)

 

  • 2:05 p.m. to 2:20 p.m .: Presentation of the global environmental and economic context which encourages the sectors to move towards sustainable and fair chocolate production 

    • Speaker: François de Ruf (Cirad)

 

  • 2:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m .: Agroecology as a means of moving towards the sustainability of the cocoa sectors 

    • General presentation

      • Speaker: Patrick Jagoret

    • Cocoa4future broadcast (5 min) ​

 

  • 3.30 p.m. - 4.00 p.m .: Coffee break / Sustainable cocoa tasting

 

  • 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m .:  Round table Contribution of sector actors: post-harvest of beans in the transitions towards more sustainability (Cooperatives, NGOs, Private entrepreneurs, Short circuits)

    • Speakers:

      • Abel Galo , Ivorian consultant in sustainability with cocoa farmers and cooperatives

      • Hélène Aké N'Dri , women's cooperative manager in San Pédro, RCI

      • Cédric Ella Bolo , Keka Wongan project / Cameroon

      • Anne-Marie Yao from FairTrade for Fair Trade

 

  • 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m .: Round table on “economic and political actors” moderated by AC Bras (RFI): bringing together producers, professional cocoa business organizations, public authorities, and researchers

    • Speakers:

      • Laetitia-Philippe Aney , ICCO

      • Régis Méritan , European Commission, head of the “agricultural growth” sector, DG DEVCO

      • Elisabeth Claverie de Saint-Martin , CEO of CIRAD

    • Q / A with DRs Duplex Abidjan / Dakar

 

  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m .: Closing  

    • Elisabeth Claverie de Saint-Martin

    • Brahima Yves Koné 

    • Representatives of cocoa farmers

 

Closing cocktail  

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Elisabeth Claverie de Saint Martin

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Francois de Ruf

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Patrick Jagoret

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The experts

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Amar Imache,
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An agronomist by training, Amar Imache has been working since 2009 in a cooperative company specializing in consultation engineering with multidisciplinary research teams. It works to create bridges between research and society through the design and implementation of participatory approaches.

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Anne-Cécile Bras, moderator of the round table

Journalist for 20 years, Anne-Cécile Bras has hosted since 2009 “C'est pas du vent! », The RFI environment program. 50 minutes twice a week to decipher with guests and reports how humanity takes up its greatest challenge: learning to live harmoniously on a planet with limited resources.

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Mireille Ndoungé Djeumekop

Mireille Ndoungé is an official of the Ministry of Agriculture, Head of the phytosanitary base of the Central Region (Cameroon). Trainer and popularizer with producers on pest management and good agricultural practices, she participates in research in rural areas in collaboration with the faculty of agronomy.

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Koumba Mai Koné

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Abel Galo

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Hélène Aké N'Dri

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Cedric Ella Bolo

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Laetitia-Philippe Aney

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Régis Méritan

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Barahima Yves Koné 

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