The Queensland Cocoa Industry Development Association (QCIDA) was born out of a recognition of the need for Queensland's cocoa industry to collaborate and connect for the advancement and evolution of the industry into a global leader.
Our mission is to:
Represent and advocate for the interests of persons and businesses connected with cocoa growing, cocoa processing, distribution or sales of cocoa and cocoa related products and services, located in, or with an interest or connection to the state of Queensland, Australia.
Attract funding and support for cocoa industry research and development initiatives that improve the efficiency and sustainability of pre and post-harvest production of Queensland grown cocoa.
Share insights and research findings with members and other parties interested in the Queensland cocoa industry, that empowers cocoa growers and processors to maximise returns by implementing optimal plantation husbandry practices to improve cocoa pod yields, whilst addressing the high costs of local production.
Collaborate and engage with similar cocoa industry bodies and experts globally for the betterment of the Queensland Cocoa Industry.
Encourage and support eco-friendly and leading edge environmental practices to ensure that the Queensland Cocoa Industry is a leader in agricultural sustainability.
Queensland Cocoa Industry Development Association
Cocoa only grows up to about 18 degrees north or south of the equator. But why only Queensland?
Tony Lass MBE is a UK based, world renowned Cocoa Researcher, Author and Cocoa Supply Chain expert.
Tony has worked extensively across numerous cocoa growing regions around the world, helping to improve processing efficiencies and resources.
As the voice of the commercial cocoa growing industry in Queensland, QCIDA is thrilled to have Tony's support, guidance and collaboration as we champion the industry's needs and help drive strategic innovation and awareness.