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BÁVARO COCOA DECLARATION - World Cocoa Conference 2016, , World Cocoa Conference, 05/2016, Bavaro, The Dominican Republic, (2016) Bávaro Cocoa Declaration - May 2016 - English (1).pdf (184.11 KB)

At the kind invitation of the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) and the Government of The Dominican Republic, around 1,300 participants from 64 countries gathered in Bávaro from 22-25 May 2016 for the Third World Cocoa Conference (WCC3). The purpose of the conference was to map progress...

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about factors that may influence the implementation and outcomes of activities by
UTZ Certified and partners. In this overview, we do not list the influencing factors
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Child labor is not a new phenomenon. Historically it was an accepted a stage of life for children too unfortunate to benefit from education. Especially since the European Enlightenment of the Eighteen Century, children ceased being seen as miniature adults who were especially useful for their...

Cocoa has been a major source of income for many Nigerians and a major source of foreign exchange earnings for the country. However its production has been experiencing a declining trend in recent times. Many factors have been implicated. One major factor is changes in climate variables. This...

The problem posed to the cocoa sector by gender inequality in Côte d’Ivoire is twofold: First, since women perform 45% of the work on cocoa farms, it is inefficient from an economic standpoint not to view them as farmers and to fail to facilitate their participation in training and their access...

The use of children on cocoa farms in West Africa has received extensive attention over the last few decades due to media coverage in the international press and growing pressure from international organizations such as the International Labor Organization. Based on 2007 cocoa sector survey, the...

This manual, Rooting out child labour from cocoa farms, A manual for education practitioners: Ghana, is specifically aimed at helping education professionals address the special needs of current and potential child labourers in order to encourage them to stay in school and complete their
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To achieve a more sustainable world cocoa economy the industry needs to start taking more focused action as soon as possible. Data on the current situation needs to be collected, publicly reported, activities towards sustainability goals need to be developed and the resulting improvements should...

As support for agriculture climbs up the policy agenda, the spotlight is increasingly focused on smallholder farmers. But one dimension of this is still being regularly overlooked – the role of women on smallholder farms. Markets for agricultural commodities are increasingly linked to the value...

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