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This new paper published by SÜDWIND explains in more details how a Flexible Premium model could work. It is aimed to provide chocolate and cocoa companies a concrete option to take their responsibility: Their responsibility to protect the first producers in their supply chain from unwanted price...

This Appendix to the report “Market Concentration and Price Formation in the Global Cocoa Value Chain” presents the results of the qualitative fieldwork and elaborates on pricing mechanisms in five cocoa producing countries and how public-private interactions have developed over time. For each...

This report explores to what extent market concentration in the cocoa value chain is responsible for the widespread poverty of cocoa farmers. The report finds that market concentration among chocolate manufacturers and cocoa processors is not the key cause. Instead, there are two other key...

Dutch stakeholders join forces to improve sustainability in coffee and cocoa sector: In 2010, a range of public and private actors, civil society organisations, research organisations and stakeholders in the cocoa and coffee sectors signed letters of intent aimed at increasing the sustainability...

This document reports on the development of a prototype Digital Farmer Field School (DFFS) called Kusheh, na minem Fatu, en mi na koko farmer (“Hello, I am Fatu and I am a cocoa farmer”). The DFFS provides an ICT-based alternative to traditional agricultural extension. More specifically, it...

FairMatch Support, developer of sustainable supply chains contacted the Wageningen UR Science Shop to explore alternatives for the conventional certification trainings for cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone. Due to the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, gatherings with more than 5 farmers at a time were...

The business environment for smallholder cocoa farmers in Liberia has improved. Game-changing efforts by the government have increased competition among cocoa buyers and led to higher producer prices. Farmers are also encouraged by new investors to improve the quality of cocoa, for which they...

The Cocoa Barometer 2015 provides an overview of the current sustainability developments in the cocoa sector, and highlights critical issues that are not receiving sufficient attention at present. It is an endeavor to stimulate and enable stakeholders to communicate and discuss these critical...

Cocoa Barometer, Fountain, Antonie , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 4 - Antonie Fountain.pdf (1.81 MB)

Since 2008 UTZ Certified has implemented a programme in Ivory Coast to enhance sustainability in
the cocoa supply chain through the implementation of the UTZ Code of Conduct. The programme has
supported farmers who are members of the cooperatives receive training on farm management...

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