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3rd annual World Cacao Conference to be held in Bavaro in May

Santo Domingo.- The Agriculture Ministry on Tuesday announced the 3rd annual World Cacao Conference to be held in Bavaro, eastern Altagracia province on May 22, when cacao farmers and chocolate makers from over 40 countries will discuss the key issues facing the local and international industry’s production and processing.

The event held for the first time in Latin America will gather more than 1,500 chocolate-makers from the five continents including England, Ecuador and the Ivory Coast.

Agriculture minister Angel Estevez said among the topics figure actions to find practical solutions and draft recommendations to improve and implement them.

“The idea is to focus on discussions on targets to implement the practices to carry out the Cacao Global Agenda (CGA), and recommendations on changes which impact the cacao economy,” the official said.

He said a select group of recognized experts in their respective fields will moderate the topics, endorsed by the global cacao community.

He said the sessions will be open only to experts and special invitees, with some 12 specialists in each one, “based on the recommendations the moderators selected will be consulted with the Technical Committee and the Secretary of the International Cacao Organization to enable focused discussions.”

Source: DT

Feb 10, 2016

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