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The true price of chocolate?, Ingram, Verina , AgroFood Industry Hi Tech, January/February, Volume 25, Issue 1, p.46, (2015) Ingram chocolate price 2015.pdf (242.94 KB)

Chocolate prices generally do not incorporate many of the environmental and social externalities, costs which are incurred as the main ingredients such as cocoa and sugar move from farms, to factories to consumers. Nor do prices reflect the benefits of non-conventional production and alternative...

The Open Data Barometer aims to uncover the true prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It analyses global trends, and also ranks countries and regions via an in-depth methodology that considers: readiness to secure the benefits of open data; actual levels of...

The rapid expansion of the production of agricultural commodities such as beef, cocoa, palm oil, rubber and soybean is associated with high rates of deforestation in tropical forest landscapes. Many state, civil society and market sector actors are engaged in developing and implementing...

The search for value and meaning in the cocoa supply chain in Costa Rica, Haynes, J., Cubbage F., Mercer E., and Sills E. , Sustainability, 2012, Volume 4, Issue 7, p.1466 - 1487, (2012)

Qualitative interviews with participants in the cocoa (Theobroma cacao) supply chain in Costa Rica and the United States were conducted and supplemented with an analysis of the marketing literature to examine the prospects of organic and Fairtrade certification for enhancing environmentally and...

The authors of this paper aim to quantify and discuss the benefits of traceability improvements to food manufacturers. They chose to focus on the supply chain of chocolate and the production system of a chocolate manufacturer to illustrate the trade-offs and potential benefits of improving...