Welcome to the new ICGD!

The new-look ICGD is designed to work on mobile devices and tablets too, with new searches planned. While some features are being finalised, the previous version of the website is still available at: 'ICGD 2019 '


The International Cocoa Germplasm Database (ICGD) is an information service for the cocoa research community. Based at the University of Reading, the project aims to collate information on the origins, characteristics and availability of cocoa germplasm and to make this available to researchers and breeders.

The project is funded by ICE Futures Europe and administered by CRA Ltd.

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Search the database for information on synonyms, origins and locations, and a wide range of morphological and agronomic characters of cocoa clones. Photographs and genetic fingerprints (SSR profiles) can also be accessed.



Information about the intermediate cocoa quarantine facility maintained at the University of Reading, including the current list of disease-free (post-quarantine) accessions maintained in the collection and any material undergoing quarantine proceedures.


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