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co·coa

(kō'kō),
A powder prepared from the roasted kernels of the ripe seed of Theobroma cacao (family Sterculiaceae); used in the preparation of cocoa syrup, a flavoring agent.
See also: cacao.

cocoa

a cooking ingredient derived from cacao.
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The cocoa beans processed at the Gresik plant will be supplied primarily from Sulawesi, where cocoa farming is the principal income for hundreds of thousands of families and where Cargill has been sourcing cocoa since 1995.
We are pleased to welcome Cargill as a partner in Cocoa Life," said Cathy Pieters, Mondelyoz International's Cocoa Life Program Director.
In early 2007, Cocoa Family decided to move their focus to reaching customers directly rather than going through exporters and distributors.
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The impact has been devastating," says Wallace Setenta, president of the National Association of Cocoa Producers.
A farmers registration exercise, conducted by the Ghana Cocoa Board between October 1996 and March 1997, has revealed that cocoa production is falling because a sizeable amount of the national plantation is ageing.