William Guyton

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Bill Guyton "is the president of the World Cocoa Foundation, private sector, non-profit organization focusing specifically on farmer outreach and environmental programs. Currently, Bill oversees regional public-private partnership programs that focus on cocoa sustainability. He also helps to coordinate an international research program with USDA and other partners.

"Bill assisted in forming the World Cocoa Foundation in July 2000, which now has over 60 chocolate companies and trade association members from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Prior to joining the chocolate industry, Bill was Director of Business Development at the U.S. Grains Council where he helped to identify new market opportunities. Bill worked for more than 10 years in developing countries, advising and implementing agricultural and environmental programs for USAID, the World Bank, GTZ, OECD, Peace Corps and other development organizations. Bill holds a Master of Science Degree from Michigan State University in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University." [1]

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  1. Contact, World Cocoa Foundation, accessed May 27, 2009.