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The intrinsic characteristics of chocolate and the complex technological process complicate the assessment of the typical features of this product and the verification of its authenticity. In this study, the influence of the botanical and geographical origin of the cocoa beans, as well as the...

Oxfam: Behind the brands, Mechielsen, Frank , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) Session 3 - Frank Mechielsen.pptx (4.89 MB)
Agrotourism development in Ghana: A study of its prospects and challenges at Adjeikrom Cocoa Tour Facility, Eshun, Gabriel, and Tettey Christopher , Bulletin of Geography. Socio–economic Series, 06/2014, Issue 25, Torun, Ploand, p.99, (2014) Agrotourism development in Ghana.pdf (3.41 MB)

Literature depicts agrotourism as a tool for environmental conservation and rural development. Nonetheless, there is a glaring lacuna in literature concerning agrotourism research from Western Africa. This paper seeks to ontribute towards filling this gap in literature. The paper investigates...

Is large-scale fair trade possible, Le Velly, Ronan , Sustainable consumption, ecology and fair trade, 2007///, London, (2007)

This article addresses the question of what type of fair trade can be envisioned on which scale by contrasting the Artisans du Monde network and Max Havelaar France system? The question is not so much about the possibilities of outlets (small shops vs. supermarkets) as about the changes in the...

This paper is the initial stage in identifying cocoa supply chain and proposes a conceptual framework of its traceability system. Moreover, this paper aims at linking the traceability to performances of the chains as a driver to reach sustainability.

This opinion paper discusses the question wether companies should move away from consumer choice towards embedding sustainability into products. Relying on consumer demand for certified products alone, for instance, is unlikely to achieve widespread shifts to sustainability. Relying on consumers...

Although this report is about coffee, it may provide useful insights for stakeholders in the cocoa sector as well. The report is a joint work of Consumers International and several of its member organisations in coffee producer and consumer countries and the International Institute for...

This paper was presented to the theme day on "consumer driven agriculture and trade" at the annual meeting of the International Agricultural Research Consortium (IATRC) in December 2002.