Tropentag 2017 in Bonn

“Tropentag” is an annual interdisciplinary conference on research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, natural resource management and rural development, taking place in Bonn, Germany September 20th to 22nd. Subject of the Conference: “Socio-ecological transition and bio-cultural shifts”. The conference focuses on the possibility to increase and sustain productivity large-scale projects by combining modern planting material and soil conservation. These smallholder productions have the potential to combine regional, national and global interests. They can protect nature reserves and support the development of rural communities by involving the rural population. An adjusted management will help to exhaust these great possibilities by optimizing...
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Market relevance of non-financial information

The German Council for Sustainable Development today organized a workshop on the subject of market relevance of non-financial information and sustainability reporting in Frankfurt am Main at the German Association for Financial Analysis and Assent Management (DVFA). The event was presented by Michael Sahm of CO2OL / ForestFinest Consulting.

Contamination and Chocolate Quality

Dr. Silke Elwers, Senior Agroforestry and Cocoa Expert of ForestFinest Consulting, was featured in an article about cadmium contamination of cocoa beans produced in Peru. The level of cadmium was found higher than a new EU regulation allows which will enter force in 2019.Contamination in cocoa beans on-site and throughout the value chain, and therefore the question how to avoid it, is a serious issue in the cocoa and chocolate industry. Contamination can cause significant problems for chocolate production, influences edibility of the product, determines quality and trade value.The story was published in Click here for further reading ForestFinest Consulting...
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Climate Action in International Aviation

Michael Sahm, Director Business Development CO2OL, will participate in a panel discussion about airlines’ efforts to operate more climate friendly on 29 June 2017 in Berlin.The subject for the workshop is “Climate Action in International Aviation: Challenges and Opportunities for the new global market based measure CORSIA”. It is organised by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and the Climate Technology Initiative (CTI). The workshop will follow up on the decision on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to introduce the “Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation” (CORSIA). Participants will discuss next...
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Round Table Cocoa 2017 in Hamburg

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Silke Elwers, agroforestry and cocoa specialist at ForestFinest Consulting, will be speaking at the 7th Round Table Cocoa on 22/23 June 2017 in Hamburg. Subject of her presentation will be “Think big: sustainable planning of large cocoa plantations”.The Round Table Cocoa is an industry and science network bringing together players from the German cocoa sector including represantatives from companies, research institutions and civil society. They regularly meet to exchange views on current German and international cocoa research projects. This year’s Round Table features the topic “Cultivation, fermentation, quality – How does the road ahead...
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