Fine Chocolate Industry Association - Event Information

Event Name:Promoting Sustainable Growth of Cacao and Spices from Madagascar
Event Type(s):Webinar

Raking cocoa in MadagascarMadagascar is the source of premium, quality cacao and spices. It is also home to some of the most unique animal and plant life on earth. Learn about a public-private partnership which explores how to grow and market cocoa and spices in new, innovative ways while protecting the environment and biodiversity. The program also addresses farmer livelihoods as well as educational opportunities for youth and women. 

Moderators: Bill Guyton and Liz Toomey


  • Salohy Soloarivelo/Rob Cohen (USAID)
  • James Hazen (Catholic Relief Services)
  • Ryan Kelly (Beyond Good) 
  • John Kehoe (Guittard Chocolate Co.) and Bertil Akesson (Akesson's Organic) 
  • Anne Zaczek (Heirloom Cacao Preservation Fund)
Fact Sheet: USAID Health, Ecosystems and Agriculture for Resilient, Thriving Societies (HEARTH)
Event Date:7/8/2021
Event Time:12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern
Contact Person:Bill Guyton
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