The opening chapter of the third edition examines the history and origins of the international cocoa trade, and its recent developments. The agronomics of cocoa production are discussed in Chapter 2, and Chapter 3 deals with the environmental and practical factors affecting cocoa production. Chapters 4, 5 and 6 cover some of the issues around the export and physical trading of cocoa, including the actuals market, the physical contracts used and the futures and options markets. In Chapter 7, the international consumption and stocks of cocoa are reviewed, and Chapter 8 treats the issue of quality assessment of cocoa beans for international trade. Finally, Chapter 9 focuses on the end product, examining the processing of cocoa beans and the manufacture of chocolate. Updated appendices provide copies of some of the most important documents used in the cocoa trade, including contracts, sale rules and world production statistics.
In this third edition of The International Cocoa Trade, Robin Dand reviews the significant changes which have occurred in the market, as well as some of the issues surrounding cocoa trading such as accusations of slavery, shifting trade patterns and the use of pesticides. The International Cocoa Trade will be an essential reference for all those involved in the production and international trading of cocoa.
- Business + Money Management
- Industries / Agribusiness, Commodities
- January 28, 2011
- March 28, 2011
- Robin Dand