The exchange of germplasm is important for cocoa breeding and many related activities. The International Cocoa Quarantine Centre at the University of Reading (ICQC,R) operates to ensure that this vital need can be satisfied without transferring pests and diseases from one cocoa growing region to another.

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Find out how and why a greenhouse in rural Berkshire (UK) plays a key role in the supply of cocoa.


With around 400 cocoa plants available for exchange or undergoing quarantine, search for specific clones or accessions.


Budwood, leaves, pods and flowers can be supplied for breeding, research and education.


How the quarantine facility has developed over the years.

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 Donors & Recipients

A list of the donors and recipients of plant material.


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Publications utilising ICQC,R.


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