The Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute is an independent, non-profit (US 501(c)(3)), research organization recognized for its scholarly rigor and credibility. Since 2016, we have dedicated our work to reducing information asymmetry, promoting ethics, and ending inequality in the cacao and chocolate value chain through research and education.
Our collaborative team of public scholars expands and contracts on a project basis to create resources, weave multidisciplinary networks, and build capacity for and with our partners. We aspire to continually develop and transparently model ethical, sustainable practices in research, teaching, data stewardship, digital accessibility, publication, programming, community engagement, and public outreach, serving as a guide for other projects.
Board of Directors
Carla D. Martin
and Board Member
Megan De Kok
Chef Stephen Durfee
José López Ganem
Innovation and Outreach Director
Richard M. Juang
Alyssa Jade McDonald-Baertl
FCCI works with an ever-expanding community of organizations that share common goals related to our education, research, and community-building mission. These include academic institutions, multinational and national brands, farmer cooperatives, suppliers, international organizations, investors, governments, and NGOs. Below is a selection of our partners and clients.
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