In recent years, the cocoa market has been gaining new momentum. Faced with the challenges and growth opportunities that this segment presents, the main cocoa grinding companies saw the need to create an organization that could work for the sector. So, the National Association of the Cocoa Processing Industry (AIPC) was born in 2004, aiming to broaden discussions and to promote the work of developing the entire value chain. Together, the companies Barry Callebaut, Cargill and Olam, make up the board of directors of the organization and account for approximately 97% of the purchase and grinding of cocoa in Brazil. The sector represents more than 4,000 direct and indirect jobs, and is one of the links of a chain of more than 120 thousand people, including farmers and chocolate industries. In total, it’s estimated that this sector represents R$ 23 billion of value annually, generated to the country.