Innovations to support Cocoa Processing & Market Development
Food safety compliance systems (pesticides and other contaminants) of cocoa products (mapping and agronomic solutions, breeding and genetic manipulations, remediation techniques etc)
Innovative processing methods and transformation processes
Valorisation of quality attributes (The multidimensionality of cocoa quality -sensory and aromatic analysis, consumer preferences, improvement strategies, differentiation and enhancement of quality certification, quality recognition programmes etc)
Valorisation of nutritional attributes of cocoa products
Valorisation of cocoa by-products for food and non-food products (candies, fertilizers, biogas and digestates, cosmetics, etc).
Other innovations (packaging, etc)
Access to micro credit, crop insurance coverage, financial risk management