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August 2, 2018

Cacao for Peace (CfP) is a collaborative initiative between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA) (FAS) that began in January, 2016. CfP aims to strengthen Colombia’s key agricultural institutions for cacao in the public and private sectors. To help achieve this objective, the program targets four main areas for capacity building activities: 1) Agricultural Extension, 2) Education, 3) Research and 4) Technical Assistance. This report highlights the main achievements in these areas during the first half of the life of the project (January 2016 – July 2018).

April 25, 2017

Mark Guiltinan and Siela Maximova work together all over the world. As co-directors of Penn State’s endowed cocoa research program—and husband and wife—the two have chased the chocolate trail from Ghana and Peru to Trinidad and Indonesia. Still, the email last January from Colombia came as a surprise.

October 14, 2016

By Siddharth Mohan, September 9, 2016