I'm kicking off the new year with some sad news: I'm shutting down At Origin. Fortunately, I have a
I've been away from the blog for two weeks, but I had a good excuse! Last week, I was
My hand in the air, I flag down a bright orange taxi. "Bonjour. Je vais à Yopougon, zone industrielle,"
Two weeks ago, I attended the World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) partnership meeting in Abidjan. It is the sustainable cocoa
I'm taking this week off from posting to the blog as I'm inundated with a sudden pop of work. These days
A bitter dispute between Chinese investors and Ivorian coconut farmers shows how to (not) maintain relations with farmers. A
Fermentation has a critical importance in the cocoa post-harvest process. Some traders go to extreme lengths to help farmers produce
I'm slightly changing my publishing schedule. From now on, I'll be posting a new article once per week on Mondays.
At first glance, West African ginger doesn't look like much. I once bought a kilo of ginger from my
Over the summer, I met with two private equity investors visiting Côte d'Ivoire for the first time. They had