THE INTERNATIONAL COCOA AWARDS - COCOA OF EXCELLENCE

THE INTERNATIONAL COCOA AWARDS - COCOA OF EXCELLENCE

 

The International Cocoa Awards - Cocoa of Excellence programme is the only event in the world celebrating the work of planters and the richness of expression of cocoa. This initiative spreadheaded by Bioversity International and the Salon du Chocolat helps further mutual awareness and reinforce collaborations between producers and chocolate makers. 
This programme aims to reward producers of high-quality cocoa, facilitate links between producers and chocolate makers and reveal the diversity and richness of the origins of cocoa.

The last International Cocoa Awards Ceremony was held on October 28, 2015 at the Salon du Chocolat in the presence of over 250 guests: ambassadors, journalists, chocolatiers and producers of cocoa. 

 

The 17 International Cocoa Awards for 2015 are the following:

Africa:

-Cote d'Ivoire, PIHI Lambert

-Cote d'Ivoire, KOUASSI Agahonou Juliette

-Ghana, Abubakari Alidu

-Togo, AKAKPO Mamah

Asia/Pacific:

-Hawaii, Waialua Estate Cacao

-Indonesia, Hengkilianto, President Director of PT Timor Mitra Niaga

-Papua New Guinea, Lower Watut Cooperative - Wals Cocoa Co-operatire, Fermentary Number LBA 332

-Solomon Islands, David Junior Kebu

Central America / Caribbean:

-Honduras, Fundación Hondureña de Investigación Agrícola (FHIA)

-Nicaragua, Ingemann Fine Cocoa S.A.

-Trinidad and Tobago, La Reunion Estate

-Trinidad and Tobago, San Juan Estate

South America:

-Bolivia, Asociación de Productores de Carmen del Emero

-Bolivia, Angel Tapia

-Colombia, Alianza Exportadora Tumaco, Conformada por las organizaciones - CORPOTEVA, CORTEPAZ, Consejo Comunitario Bajo Mira y Frontera

-Ecuador, Ing. Alicia Encalada Villacis.

-Ecuador, Asociación Agrícola La Fortaleza 

 

Visit www.cocoaofexcellence.org for more information.