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World Cocoa Foundation Welcomes 9 New Members from Nigeria and other Countries


16 Oct 2012 14:00 Africa/Lagos

World Cocoa Foundation Welcomes Nine New Members from Nigeria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, & The United States

WASHINGTON , Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) announces nine new members from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Nigeria, Switzerland, and the United States. The diverse companies join cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide that are committed to a sustainable cocoa economy.

The new WCF members are:

Agro-Traders Limited – Headquartered in Akure, Nigeria
COCOCO Chocolatiers Inc. – Calgary, Alberta, Canada
CropLife Africa Middle East – Brussels, Belgium
Diamond Bank – Lagos, Nigeria
H.D. Cotterell – Hamburg, Germany
Hussel Confiserie – Hagen, Germany
Pronatec AG - Winterthur, Switzerland
Raul Ocazionez Foundation – Sacramento, California, USA
TCHO – San Francisco, California, USA

WCF President Bill Guyton said, "The work of WCF is made possible by the active support, expertise, and contributions of our members. We look forward to working with these outstanding companies, and with all of our members, in support of cocoa farmers, their families, and their communities."

WCF members convene twice yearly for the WCF Partnership Meeting & Roundtable Sessions to share knowledge and expertise on a wide range of cocoa-related issues. Future Partnership Meetings will be held in Zurich, Switzerland, on October 24-25, 2012; Washington, D.C., on June 5-6, 2013; and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on October 16-17, 2013.

The World Cocoa Foundation is the leading non-profit organization in cocoa sustainability worldwide and represents more than 80% of the global cocoa market.

For more information, visit www.worldcocoa.org.

About the World Cocoa Foundation
The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is an international membership foundation that promotes a sustainable cocoa economy by providing cocoa farmers with the tools they need to grow more and better cocoa, market it successfully, and make greater profits. WCF's membership includes cocoa and chocolate manufacturers, processors, supply chain managers, and other companies worldwide, representing more than 80 percent of the global cocoa market.

SOURCE The World Cocoa Foundation

CONTACT: Marisa Yoneyama, Marisa.Yoneyama@worldcocoa.org, +1-202-737-7870

Web Site: http://www.worldcocoa.org


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