International Conference „Cocoa Production in Times of Climate Crisis: Challenges and Solutions“
Get-together and keynote speech: 31. May 2022, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Conference: 01.June 2022, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Venue: Schokoladenmuseum Köln
Global climate change already has a massive impact on cocoa production and will do so even more in the coming years. Due to their high vulnerability millions of cocoa farmers livelihoods are highly affected. Moreover, the economies of entire countries, where cocoa production is dominant, come under pressure. The ongoing deforestation and forest degradation further exacerbate climate change.
The conference discusses the challenges of climate crisis in cocoa production and adaptation and mitigation strategies. Key questions include:
- What is the influence of climate parameters on cocoa production?
- What seasonal and long-term effects are to be expected in the main cocoa production regions?
- Which best practices exist for adapting the cocoa production system to climate change?
We want to discuss these questions during the conference on the 1st of June 2022. As introduction, Dr. Gainusa-Bogdan from “Climate42” and Dr. Christian Bunn “The Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT” will illustrate fundamental issues concerning climate change and cocoa production. In a panel discussion and several working groups, we will provide the floor to exchange experiences amongst different companies and organizations, who already implement measures and strategies to cope with the challenges.