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Cocoa fact sheet (Publication)

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...

Understanding business needs for information about the business case and impacts of sustainability standards (Publication)

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.

A touch of cocoa Baseline study of six UTZ-Solidaridad cocoa projects in Ghana (Publication)

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...


"The National Committee for Monitoring Actions against Trafficking, Exploitation and Child Labour of the Ivorian authorities presented its 2015-2017 National Action Plan in Abidjan on the 15th of December. With a global cost of 12 920 296 600 CFA or $ 21 million, this plan will be funded mainly...

Sustainability of international Dutch supply chains: Progress, effects and perspectives (Website)

Dutch trade has become ever more sustainable, over the last years. The sustainable market
share was able to soar, also because of the efforts by social organisations, consumers
and the business community. Dutch market parties voluntarily have been contributing
to the...

A Collaborative Approach to Cocoa Sustainability (Publication)

There appears to be a growing consensus that a severe cocoa-supply shortage is a distinct reality in the near future.The math is simple; a mere 3 percent growth in consumption would require the addition of nearly 1.8 million metric tons of cocoa by 2025

VSO Nigeria: addressing challenges in cocoa (Presentation)

A lot has been done in the cocoa sector. Many companies and NGO’s are implementing sustainability programs, often aimed at achieving certification. However, we have not yet realized a fully sustainable cocoa sector.

The VSO cocoa program in Nigeria proposes two workstreams, in...



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