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Improved Market Access for Cocoa in Vanuatu

23 Dec 2016

Vanuatu is building a good reputation in the niche cocoa market. This market study confirms that there are significant price premiums for good quality, smoke free cocoa beans from boutique buyers in Australia and New Zealand, as well as from the Asian grinding market. Major issues for Vanuatu coc...

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Improved Market Access for Cocoa in Solomon Islands

23 Dec 2016

With a production of approximately 5,000 metric tonnes per year, Solomon Islands’ cocoa industry is well situated to appeal to a niche cocoa market. Cocoa from Solomon Islands offers great opportunities for the production of single origin chocolate with a good “back story”. This market survey con...

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Gender Analysis of the Cocoa Value Chain in Samoa

29 Sep 2016

A significant number of Samoans depend on koko Samoa as their only source of income. This gender analysis highlights the results of a study designed to identify and document the roles, responsibilities, expectations and challenges of both women and men across the cocoa value chain in Samoa. The a...

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