International Cocoa Germplasm Database


The International Cocoa Germplasm Database, or 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 varieties and to make this freely available to researchers and breeders.

  • Over 31,500 cocoa clone names, including synonyms
  • Agronomic traits (including quality, yield and disease reactions)
  • Morphological data
  • Origins and locations of material
  • Photographs and drawings
  • Genetic fingerprints (SNP and SSR)

All data are fully referenced to their original source.

Watch the YouTube video to find out more about the International Cocoa Germplasm Database (ICGD), including a guide to accessing the broad range of data available.