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Trip to Visit Cocoa Farming Villages in Ghana and Ivory Coast

Join me on my 7th annual trip to help cocoa farmers in Ghana and Ivory Coast. These two countries produce more than 55% of the world's cocoa. Their farmers are extremely poor, and their poverty makes possible the mainstream chocolate that some of us enjoy.



We will land in Accra, purchase cocoa storage bags, travel to Ebekawopa, Ghana, donate a dryness meter and 100 cocoa storage bags, measure the effectiveness of the solar cocoa drier we built last year, then travel to Ivory Coast,… Continue

Added by Tom Neuhaus on May 27, 2009 at 11:14pm — 4 Comments

Article on Ghana's Cocoa Hybrid's Nutritional Similarities

Interesting article on "Four hybrid cocoa species developed in Ghana to have improved resistance to pest damage during storage have similar nutritional properties to conventional cocoa, says a study that topples a barrier to commercial trade."

Ghanaian cocoa hybrids have no nutritional drawbacks

I can't help but wonder, in comparison, how do they taste? :P

Added by Sera on March 18, 2008 at 11:30pm — No Comments

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