Introduction to the International Cocoa Industry

This course introduces participants to the international cocoa industry from the point of view of producers.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:

Assess the roles of the different actors within the international cocoa supply chain;
Understand the key contractual terms for the cocoa industry, as well as how to use them; and
Evaluate some of the main "do's and dont's" in producing a quality cocoa crop.


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Participants who meet the course requirements will receive a Certificate of Completion issued in electronic format.


Module 1
Introduction to the Cocoa Industry
Module 2
Contracting and Shipping
Module 3
Quality and Cocoa
Final test
Certificate of Achievement
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Course Language
English ‎(en)‎
Next start date
19, June 2023
Time required
4 hours over 2 weeks
Course fee
Free of charge
Course access
Open for enrolment
Tutor Information

Kidest Teklu

William Castro Rodriguez

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