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TR97 North America and European Market Access for Pacific Cocoa

01 Apr 2016

This report analyses potential markets for Solomon Islands and Vanuatu cocoa in Northern America, continental Europe and the United Kingdom. The cocoa market is split between a bulk market and a boutique market and the Pacific cocoa industry cannot rely on the boutique market to fuel growth, but ...

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Cocoa Market Study (stage 2)

11 Sep 2015

Australian and South-east Asian markets have strong demand for smoke-taint free, well-fermented, well-dried cocoa beans. This 2015 report is the second stage of work begun in mid‑2014 (TR73), and looks at ways to improve income for cocoa growers in SI. Despite rising international cocoa prices, t...

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Cocoa Market Study

17 Apr 2015

Cocoa is one of Solomon Islands’ main exports, with exports of around 4,500 tonnes of in 2015. This 2014 market analysis report examines market opportunities for SI cocoa, and proposes ways to improve export returns. It recommends improving the quality of cocoa to enable access to higher-grade, h...

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