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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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WCF/ACI aims to double cocoa productivity for 100,000 farm households through capacity-building of local & national institutions, and in doing so raise per capita income by 150-200%.The program is a public-private partnership, bringing together WCF, cocoa industry members, the Sustainable...

The WCF Cocoa Livelihoods Program (WCF/CLP) is working to double the income of approximately 200,000 smallholder,
cocoa-growing households in West and Central Africa. The program increases farmer income while strengthening local service capacity,through three main objectives: Improve...

Behind the scenes, a number of organizations were working on improving the situation for these producers but despite public attention, the barriers that lock cocoa producers in a poverty trap remained in place. This report, “Moving the
Bars”, reflects on how one program aimed to move the...

International Workshop on Cocoa Certification, ICCO, ONCC and U. N. F. S. S. , International Workshop on Cocoa Certification, 06/2013, Cameroon, (2013) Recommendations Workshop.pdf (77.72 KB)

This one-pager gives the recommendations adopted during the international workshop on cocoa certification, 24-27 June, Douala, Cameroon,

Powerpoint presentation held at ICCO Conference Douala, 24-27 June 2013. Topic Rainforest Alliance Cocoa Certification.

The cocoa production and marketing in West Africa (specifically Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana) is presented. Tabular information on the structure of the cocoa industries in 8 major cocoa producing countries is provided, including that of Brazil, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia,...

Abidjan Cocoa Declaration, conference, World cocoa , World cocoa conference, 2012, (2012) Abidjan Cocoa Declaration.pdf (949.77 KB)

At the World Cocoa Conference, held in November 2012, the Abidjan Cocoa Declaration towards a sustainable cocoa future was signed by numerous stakeholders. The following countries and cocoa stakeholders have signed the declaration:

Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Cameroon, Democratic...

UNCTAD commissioned this study under the All ACP Agricultural Commodities Programme (AAACP), in order to identify ways of improving value chain finance in Cameroon’s coffee and cocoa sub-sectors, and to formulate proposals for a business finance model with special focus on smallholders. The...

This paper analysed the factors that affect the technical efficiency of cocoa farmers in the Offinso district in Ghana. The study also analysed the basic determinants of technical efficiency, as well as the socio-economic variables that affect their performances. Input factors studied include...

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