The INCOCOA Groups

The INCOCOA groups are informal networks created to promote the exchange of ideas and information amongst cocoa scientists and others with an interest in diverse areas of cocoa science including agroforestry, pests and diseases, genetics and breeding, soil management, quality and knowledge transfer/socio-economics.

Please see the linked pages for further information on the activities and outputs of the individual INCOCOA groups, their secretariats and their supporting institutions and organisations:

INGENIC is the 'International Group for Genetic Improvement of Cocoa'.

INCOPED is the 'International Permanent Working Group for Cocoa Pests and Diseases'.

INCOSOM is the 'International Group on Cocoa and Soil Management'.

INCOQUALITY is the 'International Group for Quality Along the Cocoa Value Chain'.

INCOSOCIO is the 'International Group for Social-Cultural and Economic Aspects of Cocoa and Enabling Policies'.

Dedicated to the analysis and improvement of the relationships between people, cocoa, forests and the environment

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Call for Quality Expert

The International Trade Centre is implementing a project on cocoa sector development in Sierra Leone and is looking for a cocoa quality control expert to support the set up a robust quality control system.

CVs need to be received by March 6th 2019 and should be sent to:
Audrey Gavard-Lonchey

Final Announcement

Penn State Fine Flavor Cacao Visiting Scientist Program 2019-2020

The program will support visiting scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean to work with Penn State faculty and international collaborators for a six month period.

The program is accepting applications for economics research of the fine flavor cacao market and exchanges will take place within the September 2019 to May 2020 timeframe.

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