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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Political Geography of Chocolate - A Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and if you thought you were getting a break from geography for sweets and smooching, think again! Political Geography Now presents an introduction to chocolate-based global intergovernmental organizations...

World map showing membership in chocolate-related intergovernmental organizations, the Alliance of Cocoa Producing Countries (COPAL) and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO)
Map by Evan Centanni, starting from public domain blank world map (source).
International Chocolate Organizations
You've heard of the U.N., the E.U., and the WTO - but those are only some of the most well-known (i.e. boring!) global intergovernmental organizations. This Valentine's Day, you can take a few minutes to learn about the political geography of chocolate - we'll look at two organizations built around the global trade in cocoa beans, the raw ingredient used in making our favorite sweets.