LATIN AMERICAN - AFRICAN - ASIAN CULTURAL EXCHANGE FELLOWSHIP (LACE/ACE)
The LACE/ACE program is intended to develop original research and public scholarship on cacao-chocolate traditions from cacao producing regions.
FCCI RESEARCH ADVISING
FCCI regularly advises on research for partner organizations such as USDA, USAID,IESC, SICACAO, TechnoServe, and others. Find some examples of this research below.
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SIZING THE SPECIALTY CACAO - CHOCOLATE MARKET
One of the most consistent questions we are asked as researchers is: “Do you have any stats on the craft chocolate market?” Providing a simple answer to this question is a challenge due to the niche character of craft chocolate and specialty cacao. We continue to expand and update our research on this topic in support of painting a realistic portrait of the market.
1) Impact to small chocolate businesses
2) Impact on cacao production and trade
3) Impact on pastry and chocolatier market
If you are interested in joining our network of researchers, either by sharing information or partnering in this work, please contact us. We are eager to collaborate!
Through a comprehensive research, publication, and communication plan, FCCI aims to inform, inspire, and empower those invested in understanding fine cacao and chocolate through transdisciplinary, multifactorial, evidence-based critical analysis.