Hondurans to Export Cocoa to Switzerland

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

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


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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.

The president of APROCACAHO, Aníbal Ayala, commented to Laprensahn.com: "APROCACAHO will be the organic cocoa exporter. The advantage of this contract is that Halba Chocolates gave us the green light to make the transition from conventional chocolate-which is what Honduras produces, to organic chocolate, which is the variety that we want to achieve in the next 36 months. Therefore, this agreement will be in place during the transition period that began on February 11."



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"Ayala told reporters that Hondurans who grow the grain will gain a profit of $1.16 per kilo, as it is sold at $2.94 and its production cost is $1.78.

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

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The Swiss chocolate company, Chocolats Halba, would buy 500 tons of organic cocoa in a three-year period.

Eduardo López García wrote in Elfinanacierocr.com: "The first export will be done this coming May, when the harvest of the grain, which has an annual production of about 1,000 tons, will be completed.

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