Nigerian Cocoa Awards

The International Cocoa Awards comes for the first time to Nigeria through the Nigerian Cocoa Awards incorporating the Cocoa of Excellence programme. The programme allows cocoa producers to participate in the International Cocoa Awards, a global competition recognizing the work of cocoa farmers and celebrating the diversity of cocoa flavours. The winners will have their samples put forward for the International Cocoa Awards for 2019 during the Salon Du Chocolat Show in Paris.

The Prestigious Nigerian Cocoa Award is an Art Masterpiece. They are life size Bronze Cocoa Pods casted using ancient methods showing detailed design intricacies and mounted on fine finished timber wood. The award is given in recognition and appreciation of excellent and outstanding contribution to Cocoa Development and Sustainability to individuals, corporate organizations or government agencies or programmes.

The Award Ceremony will take place on Friday, 1st December 2017 at Gureje Square, Eti-Oni.

The Categories are:

  1. Value Chain Development – Policy Formulation and Execution
  2. Cocoa Sustainability Advocacy
  3. Environmentally Friendly Practices
  4. Development of Women in Cocoa
  5. Commercial Bank and Cocoa Promotion
  6. Cocoa Renaissance in Nigeria
  7. Life Time Personal Contribution to Cocoa Development in Nigeria
  8. Social Impact Initiatives – CSR (Individual or Corporate Organization)
  9. Ingenious Research Development in Cocoa
  10. Creative Farmers Training Model
  11. Innovative Agriculture Development Program
  12. TV Broadcast Coverage on Cocoa
  13. News Print/Online Coverage on Cocoa
  14. ICT Company and Cocoa Development
  15. Sustainable Tourism

Anyone can make nominations in any or all the categories by simply sending

  1. An email to: or
  2. Sending a tweet to: @cocoafest1896 or
  3. By liking our facebook page: Cocoa Festival and posting nomination on wall
  • Indicate the Category and the Nominee, whether individual or Corporate Organization.
  • Give reasons in about 150 words why you believe your nominee deserves the award.
  • Finally include the Nominee’s contact details if known.
  • Please avoid nominating any particular person or organization in more than one category

2017 Nigerian Cocoa Awards Winners

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