Guatemala and Costa Rica join Cacao producers association

Authorities from seven Latin American countries will create the "Association Fine Aroma Cacao Producing Countries" this week in Ecuador.

Monday, October 6, 2008

This organization will be established at meeting of producers and exporters of this type of cacao from Venezuela, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Guatemala, Granada and Ecuador, declared Walter Poveda, Ecuadoran Minister of Agriculture, in a press release.
The "fine aroma cacao" is considered to be the best int he world and high sought by big chocolate corporations in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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Nicaraguan Cocoa in the "Big Leagues"

September 2015

The country's inclusion in the list of fine cacao producers drawn up by the International Cocoa Organization has improved product positioning in the major buyer markets.  

From a statement issued by ProNicaragua:

As of September 21st, Nicaragua joined the list of countries of fine cocoa producers drawn up by the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), after the country’s cocoa production was recognized as 100 percent fine cocoa.

Boost for Nicaraguan Cocoa Promotion

November 2015

To develop a strategy for positioning the product worldwide, a commission made up of producers and traders has been created internally in the union of exporters.

From a statement issued by the Association of Producers and Exporters in Nicaragua (APEN):

On Friday November 13, 2015 with the presence of representatives from the various sectors that make up the cocoa value chain (producers, processors, traders, raw material suppliers and machinery, support service providers and facilitators), the APEN 's Commission on Cocoa Sector was created.

Hondurans to Export Cocoa to Switzerland

May 2009

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.

Costa Rica Exports its Cocoa Unprocessed

February 2013

Costa Rican cacao is the finest in the world, but the country lacks the technology to process it, and the chocolate consumed is mostly imported.

According to an article in, "Two projects developed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) and the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE by its initials in Spanish) have focused since 2007 on increasing the quantity and quality of crops" This has allowed a rise in cultivation and production of cocoa, which after the attack of a pest in the 80s, was practically nil.

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