Learning Event on Traceability in the Cocoa Sector

  • When? June 24th, 2pm-4pm CET (12h-14h GMT)
  • Where? Zoom Webinars (REGISTER)
  • Organized by? The National Initiatives on Sustainable Cocoa in Europe (ISCO’s): Beyond Chocolate, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (GISCO), the Swiss Platform for Sustainable Cocoa (SWISSCO) and the Dutch Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa (DISCO)
  • For whom? All interested parties


On June 24th, The National Initiatives on Sustainable Cocoa in Europe (ISCO’s) invite members to their online learning event on traceability in the cocoa sector. During the event, we will explore the current and upcoming national and privately owned traceability systems and how these could interoperate. We will put a special emphasis on the value these systems create for farmers.

We will start with a presentation by the European Commission on the importance of traceability for the upcoming European legislation. Next, C-Lever.org, who developed the recently published technical brief on cocoa traceability, will present the main challenges and recommendations. In the second part of the event, COCOBOD, the Conseil Café Cacao, Fairtrade International, ECAKOOG Cooperative, Barry Callebaut and Tropenbos International will join us to present their perspective on cocoa traceability. We will conclude with a panel discussion between these speakers which will be based on input from the audience.