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Alternative approaches to achieve a living income: A roadmap for flexible premiums, Huetz-Adams, Friedel , Alternative approaches to increase the income of cocoa farmers, April 2017, Bonn, (2017) , (Practical Publication)
Improving sustainability in cocoa and coffee, van Rijn, Fedes, and Ingram Verina , December 2016, Wageningen, (2016) , (Practical Publication)
Cocoa Action Primer 1.0, World Cocoa Foundation , 05/2016, Washington D.C., (2016) , (Practical Publication)
cocoa barometer 2015 - USA Edition, Fountain, Antonie, and Hütz-Adams Friedel , 07-2015, p.1-56, (2015) , (Practical Publication)
UTZ Chocoa Presentation, UTZ , Chocoa 2015, 03/2015, Amsterdam, (2015) , (Practical Publication)

Reformed cocoa market benefits liberian farmers

TitleReformed cocoa market benefits liberian farmers
Publication TypeWeb Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsSkoog, Gun Eriksson
Series Title7
PublisherNordiska Afrikainstitutet
Publication LanguageEnglish
Keywordscocoafarmers, inclusion, Liberia, market restructering

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 earn more. In addition, famers organisations have strengthened their bargaining power. However, policy-makers must be alert to a possible backlash if competion is not ensured, and from elite capture of farmers’ organisations



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