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cocoa:

see cacaocacao
, tropical tree (Theobroma cacao) of the family Sterculiaceae (sterculia family), native to South America, where it was first domesticated and was highly prized by the Aztecs. It has been extensively cultivated in the Old World since the Spanish conquest.
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Cocoa,

city (1990 pop. 17,722), Brevard co., E Fla., on the Indian River (a lagoon), a segment of the Intracoastal Waterway; inc. 1895. It is a tourist and arts center in a region where citrus fruits are grown. An 8-mi (12.9 km) causeway leads from the city over Indian River to Merritt Island, Cocoa Beach, and Cape Canaveral. Patrick Air Force Base is nearby.

cocoa

, cacao
a. a light to moderate brown colour
b. (as adjective): cocoa paint

Cocoa

Apple's programming interface (API) for the Mac desktop and iOS mobile operating systems. Mac OS X applications and iOS applications are generally programmed in Apple's Xcode development environment using the Objective-C programming language. Cocoa provides the framework for the Mac, and Cocoa Touch is the version for mobile devices. See Xcode, Mac OS X, iOS, Classic Environment, Carbon and application framework.
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The Cocoa Life program in Ghana has contributed immensely to ongoing national efforts to make the cocoa sector economically and environmentally sustainable through the promotion of climate-smart approaches to cocoa farming," said Yaw Kwakye, Head of the Climate Change Unit in Ghana's Forestry Commission.
Comfort Asantwaa, a cocoa farmer with six children and six grandchildren, said: "There was the distance the children have to go to school - after joining Cocoa Life, they were given bicycles to go to school, and have been able to complete school.
Cocoa Crate buys their beans from Co-Ops that work to raise cocoa growers pay rates.
The end result is a less acidic cocoa with a richer, more mellow, less bitter flavor.
The communique which was jointly signed by the National President of the association, Chief Raimi Adeniyi and other farmers representatives from all cocoa producing states called for reversal of the system and called for the integration of the association into the system.
Mondelez International is contributing $5 million over five years to the GCFRP, which aims to significantly reduce the high rate of deforestation and forest degradation, as well as their associated greenhouse carbon emissions, from cocoa farming within Ghanas High Forest Zone.
It has to be noted though, that the effects depended on the length and mental load of the used cognitive tests to measure the effect of acute cocoa consumption.
The average age of cocoa farmers is 55, as youngsters head to cities to find jobs or even turn to illegal gold mining.
Mix cocoa powder with balsamic vinegar and olive oil to enhance traditional balsamic vinaigrette.
Europe accounted for major share of global cocoa beans market in 2015.
The government representative explains: "[Cemoi] has signed a public private partnership with Cote d'Ivoire to develop sustainability and transparency in the cocoa sector.