National Organization Committees

Below are the contacts for the National Organization Committees for participating country for the 2017 Edition of the Cocoa of Excellence Programme and the International Cocoa Awards. Many are in the process of being confirmed.  For any questions on the contacts for the countries not yet listed, please contact the CoEx Programme coordination.

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AUSTRALIA

Dr Barry Kitchen, President
Queensland Cocoa Industry Development Association (QCIDA)
PO Box 973, Mossman QLD
4873 Australia
Tel. +61 417 323 303
Email: president@qcida.com

Chris Jahnke, Chairman
Australian Cocoa Council Inc - ACC
P.O. Box 451
Mission Beach, Queensland
4852, Australia
Tel:  +617 4068 5011,
Email: acc@charleys.com.au

BELIZE

Gabriel J. Pop
Executive Director
Na'Lu'um Cacao Institute (NLCI)
San Pedro Columbia Village
Toledo, Belize C.A.
Tel: +5016324328
Email: gabriel@naluumcacaoinstitute.org
Website: www.naluumcacaoinstitute.org

BENIN

Eudes Maxime Adounkpe
Association des producteurs de Cacao du Benin
Parisien APT 265
27 Rue du Javelot,
75013 Paris, France
Tel : 0033611510884
Email : aeudesmaxime@gmail.com

Adresse au Benin
Pierre Claver Lalo
Association des producteurs de cacao du Benin
Sakete, Plateau, Benin

Bolivia

Ing. Roger Mendoza, Secretario General
Productores y Recolectores Agroecológicos de Cacao de Bolivia (COPRACAO)
Av. Abecedario Nº 220, entre la Av. Los Pinos y la Calle Laureles
Cochabamba, Bolivia
Tel: 591-73765958
Email: copracao.bolivia2013@gmail.com

Fátima Baqueros, Representante
Oficina Nacional Bolivia
Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza – CATIE
Av. Landaeta # 523, esquina Calle Abdón Saavedra Edificio San Javier Piso 5 Sitio
La Paz, Bolivia
Telf./Fax: +591 2 2419627
Email: baqueros@catie.ac.cr
Web: www.catie.ac.cr

Brazil

Neyde Alice Bello Marques Pereira
CEPLAC/CEPEC/SETEA
Comissão Executiva do Plano da Lavoura Cacaueira – CEPLAC
Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau – CEPEC
Seção de Tecnologia e Engenharia Agrícola – SETEA
Km 22, Rod. Ilhéus - Itabuna
CEP 45-600-970, Ilhéus, Bahia, Cx Postal 07, Brazil
Tel:+ 55 (73) 3214-3230,  + 55 (73) 3214-3231
Email: nalice.bello@gmail.com  and neyde_alice@yahoo.com.br

CAMEROON

Pierre Sylver Moukoudi
Tropical Forest and Rural Development (TFRD)
BP: 4950 Yaoundé, Cameroun
Tel: +237 699 03 59 62 ; 651 58 85 86
Email: tfrd2009@yahoo.fr

Colombia

Carolos Munoz
Secretario Tecnico
Consejo Nacional Cacaotero
Calle 31 No. 17-27
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia
Cell. +57-313-409-3684
Email: carlosa.munoz@minagricultura.gov.co


Eduard Baquero Lopez
Presidente Ejecutivo
Oscar Darío Ramírez, Gerente Técnico
Federacion Nacional de Cacaoteros – FEDECACAO
Calle 31 No. 17-27
Bogotá, D.C. Colombia
Tel. +57-571-327-3000
Email: presidencia@fedecacao.com.co
Email: presidencia_asistencia@fedecacao.com.co

CONGO, REPUBLIC OF

Serge Blaise Zoniaba
Association des Cacaoculteurs du Congo
s/c Hôtel Marie Meboua
Ouesso - République du Congo
Tel : +242 06 664 2332
Email : szoniaba@yahoo.fr

Congo, DRC

Thibault d’Huart
Rue de la Combe, 4
CH-1260 Nyon, Switzerland
Tel: +41 21 311 19 01
Fax: +41 21 311 19 00
Email: tdh@tropicore.com
www.tropicore.com 

Costa Rica

Juan Pablo Buchert
Cámara Nacional de Cacao Fino de Costa Rica
National Fine Cocoa Chamber of Costa Rica
CANACACAO
San José, Costa Rica
CR direct: +(506) 8827-8538
Email: juanbuchert@gmail.com 
Web: www.canacacao.org
www.facebook.com/canacacao

Côte d'Ivoire

Rosemarie Tanoé, Head of Projects
Le Conseil du Café Cacao
Immeuble Caistab, 17 BP 797 Abidjan 17, Côte d’Ivoire
Email: rosemarie.tanoe@conseilcafecacao.ci
Tel: (225) 20202763, Fax : (225) 20 21 83 30
Email general: info@conseilcafecacao.ci
www.conseilcafecacao.ci

P/ODIBY Félicien, Conseil du Café-Cacao, Point focal adjoint
Tél : 225 20 20 28 61 / 225 07 01 37 19
Email : diby.felicien@conseilcafecacao.ci

DOMINICA

Theodora Anthony, Crop Development Officer  
Gregoire Thomas, General Manager
Dominica Export Import Agency (DEXIA)
Bayfront, P.O.Box 173, Roseau
Commonwealth of Dominica
Tel.:  +1 767 448 2780
Cell: +1 767 277 4328
Emails: info@dexiaexport.com / theodoraanthony@hotmail.com 
twilliams@dexiaexport.com /gthomas@dexiaexport.com
Facebook: Dominica Export Import Agency

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Ing Juan Armando Cuello
Secretario Ejecutivo
Comisión Nacional de Cacao de la Republica Dominicana
Apartado Postal 3300, c/ Rafael Damiron esq.
Av. Cmdte. Enrique Jimenez Moya
Centro de los Héroes
Santo Domingo, República Dominicana
Tel: +1- 809-535-4638
Email: comision_cacao@hotmail.com

Ecuador

Dr Rey Loor
Estación Experimental Tropical Pichilingue
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias
INIAP – EET-Pichilingue
Km5 vía Quevedo al Empalme
Mocache, Prov. Los Ríos, Ecuador
Tel: 593-52-783128 / 953-52-783044 / 593-52-784522
Fax: 593 052-784522
Email: rey.loor@iniap.gob.ec

Merlyn Casanova, Directora Ejecutiva
Asociación Nacional de Exportadores de Cacao (ANECACAO)
Av. Miguel Alcivar y Victor Sicouret
Edificio Torres del Norte, TorreB, Local 6
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Telefax: (593-4) 2687988
Celular: (593-9) 98864639
Emails: gerencia@anecacao.com and presidencia@anecacao.com
http://facebook.com/Anecacao
http://twitter.com/Anecacao
http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?
id=284872351&trk

El Salvador

Santos Hernández Martínez
Director Adjunto Alianza Cacao El Salvador
Agricultura, Territorios y Ecosistemas
Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Programa El Salvador
73 Av. Sur, #221, Col. Escalón
San Salvador, El Salvador
Tel : (503) 2207-6900 Cell : (503) 7787-3547
Email: Santos.Hernandez@crs.org
crs.orgcrsespanol.org, alianzacacao.org

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

José-Teofilo Esono Asangono
Ministerio de Agricultura y Bosques
Malabo
Guinea Ecuatorial
Tel. : +240 222 20 22 57
E-mail : jesono2003@yahoo.fr

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FIJI

Arif I Khan, Founder/Director
Cacao Fiji Ltd
P.O.Box 12101, Nadi Airport
143 Vitogo Parade, Lautoka
Nadi, Fiji Islands
Email: arif@cacaofiji.com 
Tel: 679-997-3312
www.cacaofiji.com

Ghana

Dr Yaw Adu-Ampomah
Deputy Chief Executive (A&QC)
Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod)
Cocoa House, P.O. Box 933, Accra, Ghana
Tel: +233 (21) 66 17 52 / +233 (21) 66 17 86 (d/l) or 17 57
Mob. +233 24 3825389
Email: y_aduampomah@yahoo.com

Stephen Yaw Opoku
Physiology/Biochemistry Division
Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana
Box 8, New Tafo-Akim, Ghana
Tel:   +233 24 4632762
Fax   +233 27 7900029
Email: syopoku@yahoo.co.uk
website: crig.org.gh

Guatemala

Mr. Peter Schellenberg, President
Comité de Cacao y Chocolate - AGEXPORT Guatemala
Oficinas Centrales
15 avenida 14-72 zona 13, Ciudad de Guatemala
PBX:  (502) 2422 3400, Tel:  (502) 52050796
Email: peter.schellenberg@unionexport.com

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HAITI

Guito Gilot
Manager FECCANO
Fédération des Coopératives Cacaoyères du Nord
Cap-Haitien, Haïti
Tel : 00 (509) 3775 - 2514
Mail : feccano.haiti@yahoo.fr

Marie Bonnard
Coordonnatrice Haïti
Agronomes et Vétérinaires sans Frontières (AVSF)
11, rue Wilson 2 – Pacot, Port-au-Prince, Haïti
Tél bureau : 00 509 28 16 07 88
Tél portable : 00 509 38 59 71 02
Email : m.bonnard@avsf.org
www.avsf.org / www.ruralter.org

David Millet
Interprofession « GENKAKAO »
Port au Prince, Haïti
Tèl : 00 (509) 38597102
Email : milletdavid@hotmail.com

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HAWAII

Daniel O'Doherty
Hawaii Cacao Foundation
315 Uluniu Street, Suite 203
Kailua, Hawaii
96734, USA
Tel: 808.777.0548
Email: cacao4hawaii@gmail.com

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HONDURAS

Ing. Aníbal Ayala, Gerente General
Asociación de Productores de Cacao de Honduras (APROCACAHO)
Municipio de Choloma, Departamento de Cortés
Honduras C.A.
Tel: +504 2669-3400/ 3912
Cell: +504 9991-5643
E-mail: cacaohonduras@aprocacaho.com
Website: www.aprocacaho.org

INDIA

Dr. P. Chowdappa  
Director
ICAR- Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI)
Kasaragod-671 124, Kerala, India
Mobile No: +91-9446535932
Tel Office: +91-4994 232333, 91-4994- 232893, 232894, 232895
Email: directorcpcri@gmail.com

Dr. S. Elain Apshara  
Principal Scientist
Horticulture Section
ICAR - Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI)
Regional Station, Vittal
Karnataka- 574 243, India
Mobile no: +91- 9449809566
Office no: +91- 8255- 239238
Email: elainapshara@gmail.com

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INDONESIA

Agung Wahyu Susilo
Indonesian Coffee and Cocoa Research Institute
Jl. PB Sudirman 90 Jember 68118
Indonesia
Email: soesiloiccri@yahoo.com

JAMAICA

Mr Leroy Grey
Secretary/Manager
Cocoa Industry Board of Jamaica
Marcus Garvey Drive
P.O. Box 1039
Kingston, Jamaica
Tel: 876-923-6411-3, Fax: 876-923-5837
Email: lgrey.cib@gmail.com
Website: http://www.moa.gov.jm/agencies&stat-bodies/CocoaBoard.php

LIBERIA

Lu Tolbert, CEO / LCC
Liberia Cocoa Corporation
Nokia building
Sinkor 1st StreetSuite #10
Monrovia, Liberia
Email: lu@liberiacocoacorp.com
Cell: + 231 866 931 324or + 231 770 931 324 

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MALAYSIA

Dr Datin Norhaini Udin - Director General
Mr. Haya Ramba - Director of Cocoa Upstream Technology Division
MrAizat Japar - Research Officer
Mrs. Nuraziawati Mat Yazik, Research Officer
Lembaga Koko Malaysia (Malaysian Cocoa Board) 
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Emails: 
norhaini@koko.gov.my
hayaramba@koko.gov.my 
aizat@koko.gov.my
ura@koko.gov.my

MARTINIQUE

Kora Bernabe
Présidente de VALCACO
VALCACO - Association des producteurs de cacao de Martinique
Chez le PARM, 375 impasse petit morne
97232 Le Lamentin, Martinique
Tel: 06.96.44.26.30
Email: kora.bernabe@gmail.com

Katia Rochefort
Directrice du PARM
Pôle Agroalimentaire Régional de Martinique (PARM)
Impasse Petit-Morne No 375
97232 Le Lamentin, Martinique
Tel : 0596 42 21 78
Fax : 0596 42 21 92
Email : rochefort@parm.asso.fr
www.parm.asso.fr 

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MEXICO

Dr. Carlos Hugo Avendaño Arrazate
Investigador Titular
Responsable Programa de Cacao
Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP)
Campo Experimental Rosario Izapa
Programa de Investigación en Cultivos Industriales Perennes
Km. 18 Carretera Tapachula-Cacahoatán
Tuxtla Chico,  C.P. 30870, Chiapas, México
Tel.: 01800 088 2222 Ext 86411
Email: avendano.carlos@inifap.gob.mx

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NICARAGUA

Carolina Aguilar
Regional Program Manager, Grants for Latin America
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
Colonial Los Robles, de donde fue El Chamán
1 cuadra arriba, 1 cuadra al lago,
mano izquierda, casa esquinera # 77
Managua, Nicaragua
Correo Electrónico:  Caguilar@lwr.org
Telefax: (505) 2277-4748
www.lwr.org

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NIGERIA

HRM Oba Dokun Thompson
The Olooni of Eti-Oni
Eti-Oni Development Group
Oloni’s Palace, Gureje Square, Eti-Oni
Osun State, Nigeria
Tel Nigeria: +234 803 483 3337
Tel UK: +44 7534 316 150
Email: oloni@eti-oni.com

Adaeze Udo Ekwueme, CEO
Tel Nigeria: +234-7055-860735
Tel UK: +44-7703-753848
Email: ceo@eti-oni.com
www.cocoafestival.com

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PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Mr. Naithel Wartovo
Export Quality Assurance Manager
Cocoa Board of Papua New Guinea
Balavu Street,  PO Box 532
Kokopo, ENBP, Papua New Guinea
Tel: +675 982 9083, Fax: +675 982 8712
Email: quality.mngr@cocoaboard.org.pg and  naithelwartovo20@gmail.com

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PERU

Ing. Angel Manero Campos, Director General
Dirección General Agrícola (ex Dirección General de Negocios Agrarios)
Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego - MINAGRI
Jr. Yauyos Nº 258, Lima, Perú
Tel: Central: (51-1) 209-8800 Anx: 4011
Email: amanero@minagri.gob.pe

Ing. Edson Seopa Ruiz., Director
Dirección Agrícola (ex Dirección de Negocios Agrícolas)
Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego - MINAGRI
Jr. Yauyos Nº 258, Lima, Perú
Tel: Central: (51-1) 209-8800 Anx: 4030
Email: eseopa@minagri.gob.pe

Ing. Carmen Rosa Chávez Hurtado, Responsable Cadena Cacao y Chocolate
Especialista
Dirección Agrícola
Dirección General Agrícola Ministerio de Agricultura y Riego - MINAGRI
Jr. Yauyos Nº 258, Lima, Perú
Tel: Central: (51-1) 209-8800 Anx: 4034
Cell: +51 998559543
Skype: crchavezh
Email: cchavez@minagri.gob.pe

PHILIPPINES

Mr. Valente Turtur
Chairman, Philippines National Cacao Industry Council
Executive Director
Cacao Industry Development Association of Mindanao, Inc. (CIDAMi)
Davao City, Mindanao, Philippines
Tel:  (082) 330-6068 and
Cell: +63998-9980249.
Email: cidami.center@gmail.com

PUERTO RICO

Eduardo Cortes
Cortés Hermanos (Chocolate Cortes)
Calle Manuel Camuñas
San Juan, 00918, Puerto Rico
Tel: 787-754-7040
Email: ecortes@chocolatecortes.com

SAMOA

Asuao Kirifi Pouono
National Coordinator
Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access – PHAMA
Development Bank of Samoa, Level 3
Samoa
Tel: +685 38 442
Cell: +685 778 5244
Email: k.pouono@phama.com.au
www.phama.com.au

SIERRA LEONE

Ms Isatu Haja Kabba
Acting Executive Secretary
Produce Monitoring Board
Delco House, 2nd Floor
10 Lightfoot Boston Street
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Mob: +232 76391900
Email: hajrazkabba@gmail.com or hkabba@producemonitoringboard.sl

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SOLOMON ISLANDS

Patterson Siliota
Commodities Export Marketing Authority
Commonwealth Street, Honiara City
P. O. Box 1087 Honiara
Solomon Islands
Telephone: 677 22340 / 677 22528 / 677 7415369
Email: Patterson.siliota@cema.com.sb

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St Vincent and the Grenadines

Andrew Hadley
General Manager
St Vincent Cocoa Company (SVCC)
Cruise Ship Terminal, Kingstown
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Phone +1 784 533 1500
Email: andrew.hadley@svgcocoa.com

Wilf Marriott
Cocoa Sales, Sustainability & Social Media Manager
St Vincent Cocoa Company (SVCC)
Tel: 07795466224
Email: wilf.marriott@svgcocoa.com
www.svgcocoa.com 

TANZANIA

Simran Bindra, Co-Founder
Kokoa Kamili
Tel: +255 (0)783563780
Email: info@kokoakamili.com 
www.kokoakamili.com 

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TOGO

Gouthon Enselme, Secrétaire Général
Comité de Coordination pour les Filières Café et Cacao (CCFCC)
Immeuble Direction du Conditionnement et de la Métrologie Légale (DCML)-Zone Portuaire
BP: 8582 Lomé, Togo
Tél : +228 22 27 09 45
Fax: +228 22 27 09 65
E-mail: ccfcc@laposte.tg ou genselme@yahoo.fr

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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Mr. Winston Rudder, Chairman
Mr. Kamaldeo Maharaj
The Cocoa Development Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited (CDCTTL)
20 Yard Street, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago
Phone: (868) 671-1001 and (868) 672 1580
Mr Rudder`s Cell: 868 687 0472
Email: winrud@yahoo.com and kamaldeo234@gmail.com

VANUATU

Sandrine Wallez
ACTIV Association
Stella Mare Sub-Division
P.O. Box 5125
Second Lagoon, Port Vila, Vanuatu
Email: activassociation@hotmail.com
Tel : +678 22 554
www.activassociation.org

VIETNAM

Dr. Pham Hong Duc Phuoc
Vice Chairman of The Vietnam Cocoa Development Coordinating Committee
6 Quarter, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel: (848) 3724 5527
HP: (84) 9139 20173
E–Mail: phdphuoc@gmail.comphdphuoc@phdphuoc.com

*Photo from L. Hook, Bioversity*