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Cocoa fact sheet, Wegner, Lucia , 04/2012, The Hague, p.12, (2012) Wegner (2012) Cocoa factsheet.pdf (431.09 KB)

Working paper prepared by Wageningen UR for an event about inclusive agri-markets in The Hague in 2012. The paper gives a summary of the cocoa industry, focussing especially on production in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. The paper also focusses on how businesses and other organisations related to the...

Clear and short summary of an ISEAL Alliance survey that collected data from 101 business leaders. The survey was about the use of sustainability standards. 70% of the respondents say there is a strong business case for sustainability standards.

The UTZ Certified and Solidaridad cocoa programme aims to improve sustainability in cocoa supply chains through implementing UTZ Certification and training activities. LEI Wageningen UR has been commissioned by Solidaridad and UTZ Certified to conduct a baseline assessment of six cocoa projects...

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...

The cocoa sector in Ghana is one of few examples of an export commodity sector in an African country that has withstood the pressure to fully liberalize. Despite substantial government control over internal and external marketing via the Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD), the current institutional...

This Dutch declaration of intent was signed by chocolate producers, cacao processors, supermarkets and civil organizations in the Netherlands. It was agreed that half of all cocoa used in the Netherlands will be produced sustainably by 2015. This is expected to rise to 100% in 2025.

Child labour, education and child rights among cocoa producers in Ghana, Berlan, Amanda , The political economy of new slavery, 2004///, p.158 - 78, (2004)

This chapter outlines certain common misconceptions about the cocoa industry in Ghana and highlights the importance of local factors in understanding certain forms of child labour and contemporary slavery. It illustrates how academic research can make a useful contribution to the world of policy...

Cocoa cycles: the economics of cocoa supply, Ruf, François , 1995///, Cambridge, UK, p.400, (1995)

The cyclical boom-to-recession nature of the economics of cocoa supply is a major problem for the international cocoa industry - and especially for countries whose economies depend on cocoa exports. Only through an understanding of the dynamics of cocoa cycles can policy decisions be made...

The BACP Market Transformation Strategy for Cocoa defines the priorities along which BACP will allocate funds for cocoa projects in the first five years of implementation (a second five-year phase is expected to follow). The ultimate goal of the program is to contribute to the preservation of...

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...

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