Swiss Company Interested in Honduran Cocoa

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

Monday, March 2, 2009

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.

'We already have a preliminary agreement with the Swiss company, Chocolats Halba, to sell them 50 tons in May and then we could reach 170 tons annually over a period of three years,' said Anibal Ayala, president of the Honduran Cocoa Producers Association ( Aprocacaho)."



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First Shipment of Honduran Cacao to Switzerland

August 2009

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

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.

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.

Honduran Cacao Goes to Switzerland

October 2011

In 2011 the country exported a total of 40 tons of cocoa to Halba, a Swiss chocolate maker.

Exports generated $1.5 million in foreign exchange, said Anibal Ayala, president of the Honduran Association of Caco Producers (APROCACAHO).

"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.

Cocoa: High Demand, Low Supply

August 2013

Honduras could sell to Switzerland all of the high quality cocoa that it could produce.

The company Chocolates Halba asked Honduran producers to increase the amount of seed sown to ensure a greater presence in Europe.

"The volume of production is very low, purchase expectations are much higher.

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