Gérard Fourny

Gerard FournyOverview

Gérard is a visiting Scientist at CRC from the ”Centre de Coopération Internationale de Recherche Agronomique pour le Développement” (CIRAD, France). A Cocoa technologist, he is currently working on post-harvest (fermentation, drying).

Areas of expertise, interest/specialties

• Cocoa fermentation and drying

• Cocoa mycotoxins (OTA)

• Technical studies in the field

• Cocoa quality control

• Consultant on research and development projects


Selected Publications

Identification of Ochratoxin a sources during cocoa post-harvest processing: influence of harvest quality and climatic factors

Bastide P., Fourny G., Durand N.,Petithuguenin P., Guyot B., Gilmour M.,Lindblom M., 2006 in 15 International Cocoa Research Conference : cocoa productivity, quality, profitability, human health and the environment. - Lagos : Cocoa Producers' Alliance


Contact Information

Cocoa Research Centre
The University of the West Indies
St. Augustine, Trinidad.

Tel: (868) 662 2002 Ext. 83332
Fax: (868) 662 8788