Fresh investments in Koa allow it to scale-up sustainable cocoa drive in Ghana

Founded in 2017, Koa is disrupting the cocoa industry through its innovative upcycling of the cocoa fruit. Koa is the first company in West Africa to have unlocked a new value chain around the so-far-discarded cocoa pulp. Working closely with cocoa smallholders, Koa reduces on-farm food waste around the cocoa fruit and generates additional farmer … Read more

Inside Ghana Gold, MIA’s new bean-to-bar line

MIA not only creates award-winning, premium chocolate with locally sourced ingredients, it works with communities mainly in Madagascar to support skilled jobs, keeping the production of chocolate on the island, creating more jobs for not only cocoa farmers but in chocolate making to printing to the service industry. As a bean-to-bar company, MIA is able … Read more

African cocoa farmers challenge EC proposals over deforestation

Last month five organizations representing some of Europe’s biggest cocoa, coffee, palm oil and soy traders, issued a challenging statement key elements of the European Commission’s regulatory proposal on deforestation-free supply chains. Specifically, they claimed that the Commission’s proposal risks the lives of smallholders, who they say “will be negatively affected if the provisions [in … Read more