First Shipment of Honduran Cacao to Switzerland

The first cocoa shipment would be sent by the end of October for Swiss company Chocolats Halba.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The contract with the European company was signed in May, and the first shipments will correspond to the 2009/10 harvest, said Aníbal Ayala, president of the Honduran Cacao Growers Association.

Ayala also told Laprensahn: "Swiss chocolate company Halba could purchase up to 50% of the estimated 500 million tons of Honduran cacao output".

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Central American producers are invited to attend the Regional Cocoa Forum on August 17 and 18 in the Expocentre in San Pedro Sula.

The Cocoa Producers Association of Honduras (APROCACAHO) invites producers in Central America to exchange experiences regarding climate change, markets and obtaining good cocoa prices, reported Latribuna.hn.

Opportunity for Premium Cocoa in South Korea

March 2016

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International Cocoa Congress in Nicaragua

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The International Congress on Sustainable Fine Cocoa Production will take place in Nicaragua on 9th and 10th of March 2016.

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Hondurans to Export Cocoa to Switzerland

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Through a marketing agreement among producers in Honduras, cocoa will be exported jointly to the Swiss Company, Chocolats Halba.

The Association of Honduran Cocoa Producers (APROCACAHO) will centralize organic cocoa exports from the agricultural cooperative Omoa San Fernando Limited and the Association of Choloma River Producers (APACH) with the signing of the marketing agreement.

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