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Research Needs for Sustainable Cocoa Production in Ghana

Understanding the complexity of sustainable cocoa: Low cocoa productivity, poor livelihoods of cocoa farmers and a negative impact on ecosystems have led to a global realisation that cocoa production should be made more sustainable. In the previous years, many new projects have been established...

Fair Labor Association

As a collaborative effort of socially responsible companies, colleges and universities, and civil society organizations, FLA creates lasting solutions to abusive labor practices by offering tools and resources to companies, delivering training to factory workers and management, conducting due...

Cocoa Barometer

The Cocoa Barometer is a joint initiative by the VOICE Network (Stop The Traffik, FNV Bondgenoten, Südwind-Institut, Berne Declaration, Oxfam Wereldwinkels, Oxfam Novib), Solidaridad, and Hivos.The Cocoa Barometer 2012 provides an overview of the current sustainability developments in the cocoa...

Sustainable Cocoa Forum

In June 2012 the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and the Federal Ministry of Development cooperated with the private sector and civil society to found the "Sustainable Cocoa Forum". The aim is to help producer countries make their cocoa production sustainable and to draw together individual...

ICCO

The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is a global organization, composed of both cocoa producing and cocoa consuming member countries. Located in London, ICCO was established in 1973 to put into effect the first International Cocoa Agreement which was negotiated in Geneva at a United...

ADM: 2010 Corporate Responsibility Update - Promoting better lives and livelihoods for African cocoa farmers

On this web page ADM presents some of its efforts to help improve the social, environmental and economic standing of cocoa growers, labourers and their surrounding communities in West Africa. Among them are : the Socially and Environmentally Responsible Agricultural Practices program (SERAP),...

Cocoa - Rainforest Alliance

The Rainforest Alliance works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. The Rainforest Alliance, in partnership with cocoa and chocolate companies, public institutions, local organizations and farmer...

UTZ Certified Cocoa

Consumers are increasingly aware of the challenges faced by the cocoa sector in which farmers face poor labour conditions and have to cope with problems as poor soil fertility, aging tree stocks and improper use of chemicals and uncontrolled deforestation. Consumers want products that are grown...

Tropical Commodity Coalition

Tropical Commodity Coalition (TCC) comprises twelve Dutch Civil Society Organizations. The aim of TCC is to improve the social, environmental and economic conditions at the beginning of the coffee, tea and cocoa value chains.

International Cocoa Initiative

The prevalence of dangerous or exploitative labour practices in cocoa growing, amongst both adults and children, is recognized as a major problem. ICI was established to support the prevention and elimination of these practices. ICI is a collaborative effort, between industry, labour unions and...

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