We are conducting two surveys from May through June 2017, of academics and industry members. The survey of academics studying cacao and chocolate aims to identify major areas of interest and potential for scholarly collaboration. It is being conducted simultaneously with a survey of specialty cacao and fine chocolate professionals to gather ideas and facilitate research partnerships in the industry. These two surveys have been organized jointly by a team of researchers: Carla D. Martin, Executive Director of the Fine Cacao and Chocolate Institute (FCCI) and Lecturer at Harvard University; Associate Professor Ryan Galt, The MacArthur Foundation Endowed Chair in Global Conservation and Sustainability, at the University of California, Davis; and Madeline Weeks and Nick Robinson, PhD students at the University of California, Davis.

This survey is a first step in our work, done in consultation with the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA). We plan to share initial survey results at the 2017 Unconference and Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle, Washington, as well as through a report to be made available online.

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